Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Christmas Play

Reagan came home from preschool a few weeks ago, even more excited than normal to tell me about her day.  She was over the moon excited to let me know that she had been chosen to be Mary in the Christmas play!

Her teachers told me that it was an easy decision to make since all Reagan can talk about anymore is her baby brother and how she helps to take care of him.  It was only natural that she use those maternal instincts to play the mother of Jesus.

The day of the play, she could hardly contain herself.  She, and all of the other kids as well, were so proud to show us what they had been working on for the past few weeks.  Speaking of the other kids, Reagan also informed us that the young boy who would be playing the role of Joseph is named Matthew and that while he was her husband in the play, her was also her boyfriend in real life!

Her teachers were correct... Reagan has a natural maternal instinct!  In the video below, you will see that when the other kids began the loud celebrations of the birth of Jesus, Reagan/Mary places her hands over the baby's ears to protect him.  And once she and Matthew/Joseph place the baby in the cradle, Reagan keeps scooting closer and closer to the cradle so that she can keep touching her baby!  I apologize for the quality of the video... it was shot from my husband's phone and then we had to transfer it through 2 different editing programs before it actually made it to the blog!

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We were very impressed with how hard the kids had been working to learn all of their roles in the play.  We were even more impressed with the program itself and the Christmas story of the birth of Christ that our children very passionately reenacted.

I'm also including a couple of videos of the kids performing a few of the songs.  As you can see, they really had a lot of fun!

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After the play was over and the kids had all changed out of their costumes, Matthew held Reagan's hand and walked her over to the snack table for the Christmas party.  They sat side by side the rest of the afternoon!  Ryan and I laughed with Matthew's mom about how cute they looked and about how we were going to have our hands full in the future, but I didn't realize just how much trouble we may have on our hands until it was time to leave at the very end of class.  Reagan gave her teachers a hug goodbye, and then she turned to Matthew and gave him a hug.  And then... she cried her little eyes out saying that she was going to miss him so much over the Christmas break and that she couldn't wait to go back to school in January.  Good grief!  We are DEFINITELY in trouble!


Miller Racing Family said...

What sweet program. Reagan did a great job!
I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

That is too sweet! I've missed you my dear!

ModernMom said...

Oh you are in trouble....but they are adorable:)