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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Ladybug

After this and this (read: the most over-analyzed and relentlessly anticipated preschool pageant ever), Owen had the Christmas pageant today. I was surprised. Most pleasantly surprised.

It was one of those holy, transcendent moments. When a ladybug crawls on your hand, you hold still and appreciate the ruby-round perfection. Likewise, when three-year-old boys and girls sing, you hold your breath and soak it all in. Because all too soon, it flies away. 


He wore his costume


He sang the songs and did the hand motions.
(Baby Jesus was born on the 23rd, and her name is Ashton.)


He saw Mommy.


He posed for his adoring public.


He made us proud.

He did the pageant on his terms, and at the exact right time.

Sometimes, we need time to bloom. And when the time is right, we bloom beautifully indeed. 


24 comments:

Stephanie said...

This is a beautiful post, Nancy. And gorgeous photos, too!

Ms. Moon said...

All right. That was incredibly perfect. Every bit of it. What precious children. I wish I could have heard them sing.

Kiera said...

baby jesus ashton HA!

Rebecca said...

Wait a minute, I'm confused. I thought they didn't have a place to put baby Jesus......and I didn't think car seats were invented until the 60's or 70's.....hummm, I must be missing out on something. Ha ha ha!

Looks wonderful!! Thanks for sharing!

Daffy said...

There's just something about a child's smile that makes the yuckiness of the world melt...thank you for sharing your sweet boy with us!

Naomi de la Torre said...

Wow! I just loooooove your writing. You have such a way of describing things that is so beautiful and real at the same time. Awesome post. I loved the ladybug metaphor. Oh and also the little girl named Ashton who was baby Jesus. Classic. organicmotherhoodwithcoolwhip.com

Cinda said...

Ahhh, you are so right. Every little child nugget is so precious and melts away so quickly. Innocent babies. Love them!!

Bethany said...

Yah Owen. How proud he looks. He should be. You too.
Yes to the blooming!

Nikia, May and da kids said...

Yayy Owen! Nancy I hope you made a complete nuisance of yourself cheering for him = )

I am so happy you got to see your little star in action!

May

Cat said...

How perfect! I'm so glad it finally got to happen, and that it went so well for your little star.

AudreyO said...

I'm so happy to read this and see the photos. Kids pageants really are special.

Melani said...

I have not had time to read anything lately and just got caught up on your blog. Love all the posts and pics and new layout and yay for Owen and the pagaent! :) Happy New Year to you and your family. I love the pic of the boys at the top!

Minivan Lover said...

Yeh! I'm so happy for you...I mean Owen! I do have questions about the costume.

michelle said...

So glad it was rescheduled and you got to enjoy it!

Mama Zen said...

I love this post!

To this day, I don't have the words to describe how I felt when I watched my daughter perform in her first Christmas pageant. My God, I'm really Mom?

I wonder if it ever stops hitting you like that?

4 Lettre Words said...

Such a sweet post!

When did I become my Mom said...

Sooo sweet!!

And when did all these renovations take place? It looks lovely!! How long have I been gone?!

Sarafree said...

So glad he came around. It's so interesting where their fears focus. Our 3 year old's current fear is street drains. He's afraid he's going to fall in to them. I'm learning to model to counteract his fears. Ah! Eventually things click.

Nancy@ifevolutionworks.com said...

I love these photos! Looks like it was a great production!

Joanna Jenkins said...

I love a happy ending. This was perfect! Good for Owen.
xo

Traci said...

What beautiful pictures -- I love that Baby Jesus now safely travels in a car seat! LOL.

I can feel the pride through the screen. Last year, my son was a shepherd in a Christmas pageant. He turned his back to the audience, pulled up his tunic and shook his booty (still dressed in jeans, thank goodness!), So it looks to me that Owen got the weight of the event.
:-)

kys said...

I knew Ms. Speck wouldn't let you down. Those pictures are so precious.

Corrie Howe said...

It's great fun to watch people blossom especially our children.

Congrats, Mom.

Unknown Mami said...

That's wonderful!