I'm going to stick with my current theme on this blog of "Everything's Out of Order and Sarah's Playing Catch-up."
With that theme in mind, I'm going to take you, my readers, back to Sunday, December 11, 2011.
That day, at our church, was the day in which the two year-olds through 5 year-olds (I think) "performed." Since Luke is obviously in that age range, Luke did "perform."
(In case you're interested, click HERE to look at one pic of last year's performance).
That morning, we (Marc, my dad, and I) were sitting on the side of the Worship Center that the children entered. When we saw Luke enter, he did appear to be a bit nervous....I was wondering if stage fright hit him all of a sudden -- I'm not sure what age that hits.
But, he did get on stage. At first, he truly did look confused. (Luke's in the white shirt).
Fortunately, our good friend, Nicole (who also teaches this age range of children), was nearby on stage. Luke knows Nicole (or "Micole" as he calls her) very well. So, Luke hung out near Nicole and listened to her directions.
First, the children sang "Away in a Manger" while rocking back and forth with their "Baby Jesus." (VERY SWEET AND CUTE)!
It was during this song that we noticed Luke trying to talk to another child (not at all paying attention to what he was supposed to be doing). Nicole had to get Luke to turn around and do what he's supposed to do.
(Admittedly, I was CRACKING UP at this point -- after all, he's only 3).
After the song was over, the children were instructed to gently lay down their babies in the manger. This would be where Luke promptly THREW DOWN his baby in the manger. Yep, he's all boy, and yep, there was laughter in the audience (Luke wasn't the only child to do this).
Then, the children did a little rhyme about loving Baby Jesus...led by our nursery director, Miss Debby.
In this photo, I believe Luke was trying to step out in front of everybody.
Then, I believe it was once again our heroine, Nicole, who pulled Luke back to where he needed to be. Luke then participated in the rhyme very well.
Ultimately, this program brought tears to my eyes....watching our Little Guy "perform." I hope I have this memory etched in my brain because I know that, someday, I'll miss this age.
After the children were finished, I went and got Luke before he re-entered his classroom. This particular Sunday, our family (Marc, Luke, and I) was asked to do the advent reading. SO, Luke went on stage again with us about 15 minutes later. We instructed him to stand beside me while Marc read scripture. Then, Luke "helped" me light the advent candle.
I don't have a pic of our family on stage, but Marc and I are thankful that Luke did VERY WELL while our family was on stage.
After the advent reading, I returned Luke to his Sunday School classroom so he could be a 3 year-old in Sunday School!
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