Breanna was Mary and she did a wonderful job on stage. I was surprised at how well all the babies did. This little guy on the right was the sheep and was the cutest thing. I don't think he cried one time.
This sweet girl was one of the angels. I couldn't get a good picture of the other angel because she was moving way too much.
If you look really closely you will see the angel on the left eating a sucker. Joseph behind the manger was also eating a sucker and little Mary (Breanna) was holding 3 suckers. This was the best trick ever to keep them all quiet on stage and it worked very well. Breanna didn't eat hers, but was content just holding them. :)
Both of our girls were Mary this year. Each age group presented a different program so they had different Mary's for each program. I am not sure how Garrett ended up being in all three but they all did such a wonderful job. Garrett had a little solo which I almost missed because I was back taking care of Breanna in the nursery. He sang a verse to "Away in a Manger" and did an awesome job! I am so proud of my three children and ALL the children in our church for serving the Lord in such a special way. I love to see children worshiping our Lord and Savior.
After the program we told the kids we would take them to get ice cream because they did such an awesome job. So we headed to McDonald's. This is where the random acts of giving comes in...
I have heard of people buying a meal for the car behind them in a drive thru before, and thought what better way to start out our 'Random Acts of Giving' week, so we did. When we first pulled up I was a little concerned because there was no one behind us, but I knew that is exactly what I wanted to do so I prayed for a car...and one came. In the car behind us was a lady with her daughter getting dessert and drinks. It was so neat because the McDonald's employee was kind of excited that we were doing this for the car behind us. She asked us what we wanted her to tell them and we told her to tell them that the Pastor and Pastors wife from (our church) wanted to wish them a Merry Christmas. Everyone at McDonald's was so helpful by putting the one order in separate bags. When we pulled out we saw the ladies face in the car behind us light up when she heard we paid for her meal. It was so rewarding and fun to give in this way! I know that this will not be the last time we do this for someone else. What a treat...and it wasn't the food!
I would love to hear of any random acts of giving that you do this season! I just know that you will be blessed beyond measure!