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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

...Library Christmas Concert...

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I have raved about our amazing librarian before. We are truly blessed with a woman that helps foster my kids love of reading. We join her each week for an amazing story hour. Some days we bake. Some days we paint. We sing and dance and read a story related to what activity she has planned.

She hosts several story hours a week. Each year, she coordinates a Christmas concert. For the weeks of November, the kids practice signing Jingle Bells, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, and We Wish you a Merry Christmas. They also practice reading a Pete the Cat book aloud. Gabe mentioned he really wanted to go, so practice we did!!

Last night, she held the annual Christmas Concert. After naps, Gabe picked out his favorite shirt. He then runs into our room and grabs Steve's cologne and hair gel.

"Mom, would you put this on me please. I want to look nice for Miss Karen."
Love him.

All of the preschool groups were present. I had no idea what to expect. We arrived maybe ten minutes before it started and expected a few dozen parents. To my surprise, the library was packed with over three hundred people. She handed out antlers to each child (SHE KNOWS ALL OF THEIR NAMES!!). She guided them through the songs. Afterword, we went out side and were greeted by a local fire department engine and "Santa."

After spending a few moments outside, we went back inside for cookies and hot chocolate. The kids then lined up inside a room with a train town display and waited to greet santa for a present. Gianna stayed about 40 feet away from the jolly man. Gabe patiently waited in line and received a present. Afterword, he motions to me, "Mom, I have never spoken to that man before." Santa had mentioned about the gift he brought him last year. Cutie.

They have played for hours with his matchbox car set.

We were in disbelief how excited he was to perform and how bold!!! SO proud. It was conveniently on The feast of Saint Nicholas, which worked out really well.
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