The Holiday Jam

20121213_125316Thursday was Nolin’s last day of school for the year which meant his first school performance. I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect, but was pretty excited to see what they had prepared.

Parent’s were allowed to come for the last half hour of school. Apparently after a few years of these performances the school came to the conclusion that the school show for two-year olds was better in the classroom than the stage. So we all eagerly sat in mini-me chairs that made you feel like a giant.

20121213_125700Jenn was upset because she wasn’t able to make this performance, but Grammy, Grace and I were there (to be fair Grace slept through the whole thing).

We walked in, and all the kids were sitting in seats. Nolin saw me, screamed Daddy and ran up to hug me. His teacher worked to get him back in his seat. I quickly noticed that Nolin was always seated next to the teacher…and I don’t think it had anything to do with being a teacher’s pet, but rather with being the class sprinter.

As soon as all the parents were seated in their tiny chairs, and got their cameras and phones out the performance could begin. First was Twinkle Twinkle Little Star featuring their handmade stars on sticks.

Nolin was a little preoccupied during this number and definitely phoned the performance in. Apparently Twinkle Twinkle isn’t his jam (yes, Nolin now refers to songs he likes as his jam…whoops).

Immediately following Twinkle Twinkle was We Wish You A Merry Christmas. This was Nolin’s jam! He sang with gusto and had the choreography to match. When the teacher said Merry Christmas, Nolin eagerly responded with yeah! and then like any good showman he quickly ran off stage leaving the crowd wanting more.

After the singing was finished it was time for cookie decorating. The teacher handed Nolin and I a cookie and then a bowl of sugar and sprinkles for the table. While we waited for our bag of frosting, Nolin began eating the sugar. For a kid who doesn’t really like candy or sweets, he sure seemed to love raw sugar.

cookieEventually he started putting sugar and frosting in his apple juice trying to mix it to make different colors (Jenn has been doing arts and crafts with him during the week). This was fine until he decided he also wanted to drink it.

Needless to say, he had probably more sugar on Thursday than he does during an entire week, so a nap was out of the question, but it was a lot of fun and worth it just to be able to experience Nolin in his element.


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