Sunday, December 20, 2009


My lil Rugrat getting ready for her school Christmas program. They all looked so cute. It was Kindergarten through 5th graders. They were all so precious.

I had an exhausting day and I just wanted to stay home and rest. I was never so glad and couldn't stop thanking my lil Rugrat enough for all the effort they all put into such a beautiful show for all of us warn out parents.

Some of the tired Mommas and Daddy's and Grandma's and Grandpa's.

My lil Rugrat is the 3rd one from the left in the front row. With her Old Navy red sweat suit.

Aren't these little ones so cute? The one on the far left in the back row is a friend of mines little cutie pie.. She was searching the crowd for her parents when she came out, it was so adorable........

I loved this snow man! And the one on the far right in the black and yellow jacket is one of my good friends little boys. So adorable!

Back to my lil' Rugrat. She is 5th from the right. She is so tiny! When she was little everyone called her tiny baby. Yes she is standing with her 5th grade class... My LIL Rugrat..

Santa and the Snowman and Rudolph were all coming back up on stage after having run through the crowd....

So precious.......

Have you ever seen so many Santa's?

And then it happened..........

It was the moment I knew exactly why I NEEDED to be here...not just to watch my Rugrat.. The moment I knew I had to thank my Rugrat for all her hard work......

These adorable, precious children all started ever so softly singing...... "Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose..."....
And I cried........ My heart melted. I could hardly see them through the tears.
I could feel the love of Christmas around me. The love and innocence pouring out of these little children.

Nobody could have meant the words more than these little ones....

And the crowd cheered and wiped their eyes and all the little Rugrats waived to their families saying "Merry Christmas".

And I wipe a tear AGAIN as I type this to you and look at this photo.

So many things have gone on this past year in many peoples lives. So many loses, many financial situations that have hurt so many people we know and love...... but when you sit and watch the innocence up on this stage and the love these children have for their families, it brings you back instantly to what is most important in our lives. It speaks to your heart and soul and it reminds you what you still have left to be so very thankful for.

And Mommas Soapbox says "MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL"

Ciao Bellas~


  1. Well said Sista! There is just something about hearing those little voices. They are just like little angels.

  2. Man how I miss those days!! why do they have to grow up? great job kiddies! what memories were created there!

  3. And u videoed it for me right? So darn cute!

    Miss you guys!

  4. ♥ How FUN! I love going to the kids concerts! :)

  5. That was wonderful. I miss the days when my children were in grade school and did the Christmas programs. So many memories, but we have lots of pictures and movies taken of the events, so I can go back and visit those times whenever I want. I remember one year one of my sons was dressed up like a Monopoly Board Game :). That box was fun to make.

  6. Precious! What a lovely program it must have been. Special, sweet times!

    Every year we have an assembly on the last day before winter break and the whole school sings Christmas carols together. Even after all these years, I never fail to shed a tear or two ... or more!

    A blessed and wonderful Christmas to you!