But this year I just decided to enjoy every one of them.
I love Christmas music and I love that my kids are very involved in music.
Here are just a few of the pictures of things we've been involved in this month....
Adriana, Mariah and Akayla (somehow missed having Akayla in the picture) and very good friends from school and clogging. Anna wanted to be in the next picture even though she's not in clogging any more.
Adriana's Tavaci concert (it was fabulous!)
5th graders got to attend the Nutcracker and I got to go with them!
Adriana and several of her best friends
My own student's mini recital. We were only missing 6 students. I didn't make them dress up or memorize their Christmas peices and we didn't let any parents come. It was a lot of fun and a lot less stressful! Akayla, Corina and I played in the Messiah together this year. This was the girl's first time playing and it was so great playing in an orchestra with them!
Things I didn't get pictures of:
*Akayla and Corina's choir concert and youth symphony concert at the Festival of Trees (but on 2 different days)
*Tanner's band performance at school
*Anna and Mariah's school Christmas performance
*Corina's piano recital
pretty sparkly costumes
young kids who sit quietly in a very full auditorium