July 2, 2007

Acorns to Oaks

Last week I participated in a Children's Musical Camp from Monday - Friday, that was held at our church. (Partly why I've been so quiet on blog-world) I can't tell you what a great time I had! These kids ranged from 2nd - 6th grade and were truly amazing! We only had FIVE DAYS to put this show on. I thought there was no way we could do it, but in the end, it was AWESOME! We played to a nice full crowd (mostly parents and family, of course) on Friday night. The kids pulled it out of the bag! They didn't miss ONE SINGLE line. I played Mrs. McDonald and had two solos I had to sing with the kids, and some lines, as well as all the other songs of course. My dear friend and Worship pastor, Scott played Mr. McDonald. We had such a fun time, I was sad it was over. Boo hoo! Here are some pictures from the final performance - it was such a hoot! We got a nice big standing "O" (but with parents in the audience, I guess that was inevitable!?!?)

Story was about a farming family / friends who also learn that our lives are like trees planted in God's goodness and how we can "cultivate" our hearts to grow in God's love. It was so cute, made me weepy!

Here is the whole cast - about 20 of us altogether, but some of the kids had run off before we could take a whole shot. I'm right in the middle of these cuties.

Here is my own special cutie, Miss E. Her mommy Kelley is my dear sweet M3 pal and graciously dropped in to catch the performance. I was so glad to see them both, I could hardly stand it!

During the performance - Oh yes I do have on overalls and braids in my hair - yee haw!

Nice big stage "action" shot! Hahaha

Go on girl! Sing it!

And now you know what I did with my last week. I was at practice Wed, Thurs, and Friday. I wish there was more I could say to convey how cute these kiddies were, but since most of you have kids, you probably already know! My gosh, I wanted to take so many of them home with me! Such a good experience for me and I know for the kids.

My gawd...am I mother yet, already??? Jeesh! What's a girl gotta do to get some children around here?

p-o (that's my shortie lingo for peace out! - ha! I crack myself up!)


Stacey said...

COngrats on a show stopper! Hey next time let me know and we will gladly come and see the show.

Briana's Mom said...

Great pictures! Wish I could have seen it in person!

Kim said...

How fun!!!.. Great pictures..
Have a great day..

Unknown said...

Oh that sounds like a good time..I cant wait for times like that!

Catherine said...

Kids musicals are the best! Glad you had such a fun week for praise and worship with the kids!


Kelley said...

It was an AWESOME show and the kids were priceless...and oh so very talented! Emily loved it and can't wait until she's old enough for music camp. Hope she's singing on stage with Auntie Christie!

Elise said...

Looks like tons of fun....would have loved to see it!!! Happy 15...made me realize I missed our 11th!

Alyson and Ford said...

Wow, what a wonderful mission to help the children so much! Caring and loving all children is a gift. It does makes us wonder why we can't get our daughters any sooner. You are great!

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