Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Riding The Polar Express

Last night both of the girls had performances at school. Carolynn is in the band and Catherine is in the chorus. David went to Carolynn’s thing and I went to Catherine’s thing. David said it was terrible. It was unorganized, the kids barely got to play, and very few came. He took a camera, but didn’t get any pictures. Next semester Carolynn will not be in the band.

Catherine’s performance was cute. The kids sang for 30 minutes. They sang a variety of holiday songs. Several from The Polar Express. That was their theme for Holiday Fun Night last week too. I had a working camera last night and last week at Holiday Fun Night. So here are a few pictures.

Catherine and her friend Rebe at Holiday Fun Night.

Catherine's Chorus

And here is a video of them singing a song called Hot Chocolate from The Polar Express.

Anyway, we are getting ready for our Holiday Game Night and Ornament Exchange. I have plenty of soda, some finger foods, paper plates and napkins. We have the ornaments wrapped. We are ready for fun.

I have all of my holiday gifts purchased. I still have quite a bit of baking still to do.

David is out bell ringing. Tomorrow is my night to ring. We are not doing it as much as we did last year. We don’t have as much time. I feel bad that we can’t give more, but at least we give something.

Anyway, that is all for tonight. I am watching the finale of So You Think You Can Dance.


  1. Our kids didn't even have a winter concert this year. And that's what they are around here - a concert in the winter. No reference to holidays of any kind allowed. It's rather sad not to go to the school and listen to the children sing about Christmas and Chanukkah. Seems just one more thing that is missing from our traditional holiday celebrations. But! we're not giving up or giving in. We are determined to create new traditions and have a wonderful Christmas time.

  2. That's a shame that the band was so unorganized. What age group? My son stayed in band one year. My daughter is on her third year. They were both in choir in 4th and 5th grades. They do such cute things at that age. Really makes Christmas fun. And my daughter loves watching the polar express, so she knows that hot chocolate song.

  3. They were middle school aged kids. Carolynn is in the 8th grade. This was her second year in band. Thy let the old band teacher go over the summer because of budget cuts. Then changed their minds and added band back and the teacher that took it isn't a music teacher. She teaches language arts and social studies all day, then one band and choir class.


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