Thursday, December 15, 2022

Really Random Thursday, 12/15/22

 This has been a week of Christmas programs. Gabe has been learning to play the trumpet for the last couple of months, and last Thursday night was the school band, orchestra and choir program. Gabe was chosen out of the band, along with two baritone players, as "super beginners," and played a song, just the three of them. They did really well.  Ruby is learning to play the violin and beginning strings did very well too.

On Friday, Aaron and Christa went down to Mission Viejo where Aaron had been chosen to ref the CIF 2-AA California State Championship game, a very high honor (Aaron is on the far right).

They spent the night, and the grandkids stayed with us. Mark spent most of the weekend running the clock at various basketball tournament games. So on Friday night, the kids and I went to Old Spaghetti Factory for dinner, and sat in the trolley car.

On Saturday afternoon, we went to see a movie. Quite by accident, Mark and I discovered the "VIP" rooms at our nearby theater. The tickets are priced a little higher, but in return you get all the popcorn, soda and ice cream you want, along with a reclining seat with a footrest and tray table. We figure by the time you add the price of popcorn and a soda to your ticket, you might as well just purchase the VIP tickets. The kids ended up making root beer floats!

On Sunday night, we attended the children's Christmas program at church. Gabe and Ruby were the "hosts" and introduced the different parts of the program. They did a great job.

There is always a variety show first, and it's so interesting to see the different talents. Then we enjoyed the telling of the Christmas story.

Last night it was Ella's turn for the school program, kindergarten through third grade. The third graders did a cute version of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer.

Tonight is Charlotte's choir program. And my brother is arriving this morning for a few days to see our father. Is this a busy time of year for you too?


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Scott Wiens said... #

Ella? How pretty you were at your concert!!

mebaker said... #

What a beautiful family! Best wishes for a very Merry Christmas!

Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said... #

That sounds like a busy but really fun series of events! Do you have a lot more planned between now and Christmas?

FlourishingPalms said... #

It's wonderful that you got to attend Christmas programs! I miss those days, especially the church programs. You can be very proud of your grandchildren. How great that your fellas are involved in referring. It's a good extracurricular activity. As for going to the movie... what did you see? Recommend it? I haven't been in a movie theater for at least three years, and wonder if they're as well-attended as pre-you-know-what. It's good to see you out-and-about, enjoying your family as you always do. Count blessings!

OPQuilt said... #

I had to zoom in to see what they made their fancy wrapped candies from for the church Christmas program: so clever to use paper plates! I'm so happy you have all these talented grandchildren, who are just so darling and fun. You must be so proud of them, and happy they live close by you. I think going to programs is a fun way to bring in the holidays!