When I was released as the Primary President (the one in charge of ALL the children’s Sunday classes and weekday activities) at church last month, I was immediately put into the Activities Committee. My initial reaction to the new assignment was, well, not exactly great. But, you know what? It hasn’t been half bad. Last night we had one of our ward’s biggest activities of the year. I was in charge of the children’s Nativity play and helped with set up, decorating, and handling of food during the dinner. When I got to the church to se tup at 4:00, I was asked to come up with some way to set up seating for 150 people. Yikes! I was determined not to have long rows of cafteria-style seating, but rather a more homey, comfortable feel…..so I tried to get creative. One of the guys hellping set up said, “Well, look at what we’re working with. We’re eating on a basketball court. How homey can THAT feel?” Despite our challenges, I think it turned out pretty decent!
The food was great, and I actually had time to sit down with PeanutButter and eat a whole plate of homemade turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, and all that goes with them. Yum! The play was, from my perspective backstage, kind of chaotic….but PB claims that it was very cute. What can you expect from 35 kids ranging from 3 to 12??
After the kids’ play, Santa made a surprise visit. Boy were the kids excited! Except for mine. All of my kids have had a strange fear of costumed people (KitKat used to call them “characters,” said in a scary, shaky voice). There was a 30 minute line to see Santa, but Twizzler was the only one form our family to be “brave” enough to sit on Santa’s lap.
Since I couldn’t get pictures of MY gang talking with Santa, I stood there and took pictures of all 50-some kids that came through the line. Here is one of my favorites (who happens to be this Santa’s grandson!):
To top it off, last night we had our first snowfall that stuck. My kids were thrilled to be able to make snowballs. Nerds made a 2-foot-tall snowman. Happy holidays!!
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