Monday, December 17, 2007

Christmas Play

My little shepherd

The excitement builds!

Ethan, with Mary and Joseph

Here come the sheep crawling up the aisle!

The shepherds, snickering about the antics of the sheep

The angels sang The First Noel, there was a solo performance of Hark the Harold Angels Sing, and then the whole group sang Joy to the World, Away in the Manger, and Oh, Come All Ye Faithful.

The boys did double duty as shepherds and wise men. There are a lot more girls than boys!

I made 6 costumes (plus 1 sheep costume) for the Christmas play this year. It was so fun to have a reason to get out my sewing machine! I used a Simplicity pattern that was really easy: no zipper, 4 pieces, slides over their head, you know the kind. It was great!

Our play was a narrated skit about the birth of Christ, and it included the gospel message. The kids did such a good job, and there were only a few mishaps. One being that my sweet little sheep stole baby Jesus and THREW HIM ON THE GROUND! Thankfully, not too many people noticed his antics. :)

All in all, it was a great night!


Anonymous said...

Wow, how cute. I am sure the parents were so delighted to see their children perform and be dressed up like that. You mothers did a great job. Wish I could have been there to see it. Ethan and Simon looked adorable! And about Si, he is a cute little rascal. :) Love, Mom

HopiQ said...

Cute, cute, cute, cute, cute!!!

The costumes are wonderful. You did a great job! And I know what you mean about the joy of setting up the sewing machine and running a few seams. Bliss!

bandanachick said...

Way to go Rach! The costumes turned out great! I love the sheep one especially...Si was one cute little lamb! :)

Christina said...

Perhaps Si was telling you that he'd like to stay the baby of the family! They look like they had a good time. Maybe next year there will be some girl shepherds to even it out! (Rachel was a shepherdess!)

Kim & Dave said...

So cute, Rachel!!

I love seeing Christmas activities!

Heather Anne Schiete said...

The pictures are great! Thanks for sharing, Rachel.
---Praying for you and your family!

Kari-On said...

Adorable Rachel! You gals really outdid yourselves. The costumes and set look amazing. I've never been to your church but it looks really nice.

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