Thursday, April 11, 2013

Christmas Round Up Part IV - What?! Still?!

Hey guys, did you know that Christmas was a few months ago? Did you know I'm still blogging about it? Well, ya do now. But I promise this is the last Christmas post. It has to be right? It's like 80 degrees outside right now!

Anyway, the reason this one took so long is because I had to wait until I got footage from the kids' school Christmas performance from another dad at the school. It wasn't because I forgot to bring our video camera. Oh no. It is because I managed to make a classic dumb-dad-in-a-dumb-movie mistake.

Right before Madelyn's class went up to sing their song, I checked the camera for the millionth time to make sure it was on and had enough battery and hard drive space. This was Madelyn's first "performance" on stage and I wanted to be sure I captured every second of it. Instead, I must have accidentally hit the "record" button and started recording the ground. Then, when Madelyn's class took the stage and the big curtains opened, I hit the button to start recording and, because it was already recording, actually stopped it from recording. Once she was done with her performance, I quickly hit the button again and started filming the ground and everybody's feet.

Luckily, I figured out what happened a few minutes after and in between kicking myself as hard as I could for not filming my second child's first performance, I got Patrick's class on video. Also lucky was that another dad at the school filmed the whole thing and I was able to get a copy.

So, that's the long reason of why this post is so late. But I finally put the video of the three performances together (yep, three. Because, for some reason, the whole family had to go up and sing Patrick's song with his class right after all the kids sang it. I don't know.). Maddy is up first and thankfully she's right up front and the tallest in her class so, even though it's not us filming it, we can see her for the whole thing. (Also, if you're wondering why none of the kids are singing, it's because a) they're 3 and b) they changed the song on them a couple days before.) After Maddy's performance there's a cute moment that I actually managed to capture and not lose for all eternity (right around the 2:30 mark) where Patrick's class is on their way to the stage and Maddy can't help but run over and give him a big hug before he goes on. I love that they love each other.

Here it is:

We're so proud of both our kiddos for getting up there and doing such a great job. They had a blast and so did we. And thank you to Grandma and Grandpa for making the long trek out to be there too!

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