Friday, December 14, 2012

Kendall's first holiday music program

Greenwood Elementary's holiday program was last night.  Kendall and her kindergarten classmates, in matching shirts painted with reindeer made from hand prints, sang "Hanukkah is Here" and "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer."

To help alleviate overcrowding in the gym and cut down on time, the holiday music event now includes only kindergarten through second grade (with the exception of the "Gator Sounds" Choir), so Emily sat with us in the audience this year.

I was surprised by how excited Kendall seemed during the event.  In the days leading up to it, we'd tried to talk to her about it, but she'd repeatedly act like she wasn't interested.  Even right before we left the house last night, when Misty requested a preview performance Kendall was very hesitant.  She only agreed to sing for us with Emily's help, and even then she acted shy and reserved.

Once we got to the school though, her demeanor changed.  She showed no stage fright at all, and was just happy to be around her friends.  She even smiled while looking at the camera -- an act that's usually nearly impossible to coax out of her.

We're proud of Kendall's performance and very pleased that she had fun.

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