I have video of both performances and at some point I'll try to put a little edited video together.
shy, of course, but smiling.
our first mistake may have been to sit in the front row
you can see his best buds here, lucas in the back left corner and mason, right behind Connor
He's singing! He actually sang!
still happy...still singing...
the singing continues...
and then it went downhill
and he got his bell taken away
got his bell back, but definitely all hope for participation was a lost cause at this point
and the only kid to be sitting during the last song. ha.
The kids had two performances that day and from what I heard from Lucas' mom, Connor didn't sing right away but sang the rest of the program. So I might just steal her video :)
Now onto his Sunday School program. I would have broken this into two posts, but he was already wearing the same outfit, ha.
We didn't sit in the front row this time, but he saw us on his walk in and had the BIGGEST smiles on. It was so adorable. Bryan and I were there, Uncle Aaron and then Grandma and Grandpa Bode (Grayson too, of course).
He was smiling at us the entire time. Singing? Not a word, ha, but smiling.
What more can we ask for?
The whole group. I should have tried to stand up a bit more for this shot so it wasn't perfectly framed by this probably very sweet older couple, and I thought about cropping it, but then the clouds of white in each corner would have maybe been confusing. Ha.
So, I will mark this as a successful first year of Christmas programs for Connor!
I'm sure he's glad to be done with them for an entire year :)