Friday, December 20, 2013

Three school programs, all were great, one was outstanding!

It's that time of year. The grand-kids Christmas programs at their schools. 

Last week we went to Lizzie's Advent program at St. Thomas Catholic School. It was a wonderful production. She is in the black and white "rectangle" dress.  I said "plaid" and she corrected me, "it's rectangle Grandma".  These 11 little kids sang their hearts out. 

When Lizzie's time was over she came to sit with us and watch all the big kids. Her mother took this photo of us. 

On Sunday Brady, the oldest grandson, had his winter band performance. He is in the white shirt and tie, playing his flute. It was the shortest of the three programs we attended. He did an awesome job. This is his second year of band. 

Last night, we went to Blair Oaks for the 4th graders performance. This is their biggest grade. Alex is on the second row, in a blue and black shirt.

During the performance, the blacksmith leaned over and pointed out the woman in the pink and black shirt, on the front row. We could see she was Face-timing with someone dressed in military clothes. As the show came to a close Mrs. Martin, the music director, told us we had a special guest in attendance. It was Tyler Sandbothe's Dad, who is serving in Afghanistan. His wife was Face-timing the entire show. 

It brought tears to my eyes and probably to just about everyone else in the auditorium. 

So Mr. Sandbothe, if by some chance you see this, THANK YOU for serving our country. Godspeed to you. May you have a Merry Christmas, because I'm pretty sure there will be more Face-timing in your future.

As for the three Grands, they all did an awesome job.

Merry Christmas to all.


twodraftmom said...

Matt sandbothe is first cousins with my husband randy! I posted this on Facebook where Matt's mom will see it. What a surprise to see him mentioned.

Janna and Mike said...

Amazing your first comment from TwoDraftMom!! It's wonderful you have three grandchildren so close to home!

Deanna said...

You are right, all performances were special, but the last one... so special. It is hard to believe it is already Christmas. Lizzie is growing into such a pretty little girl!

Vicki Lane said...

Adorable! It's been a while since I've been to one of these.

Barb said...

Oh what a lovely family. So glad you had a wonderful time.