Jingle Jam 2013

The boys new school has a great annual tradition!  All kids in every class participate in a Christmas program called the Jingle Jam.  I love that its on a Saturday morning so all parents and family can attend.  Did I mention? We love their school! 

Once again, par for course, Eli was excited and ready to go.  Beckett (sometimes I think he is mini Justin scrooge) was not.  

Heading out for the jingle jam 
When we got to school though he cheered up. I mean, he loves this place!  We dropped them off at their class room and went to grab a seat in the sanctuary. 

Then we were ready for the Jingle Jam!  Even the little tiny babies were pushed through. Justin and I  could not stop grinning at the little snowmen that sat in front of us. 

And how about the full gospel story presented by 5 year old Kindergarten class?  I teared up.  

And then it was time for our boys performance.  From where I was sitting I had a hard time getting the video so I won't share.  They are selling them as a fundraiser so I will get a good one soon!  There song was Do You Hear What I Hear? I wish you could hear Beckett sweet voice singing this song. He sings it when he plays with his super heroes, or riding in the car.  I have yet to capture it though!

Their teacher with a REAL baby, mom!

Beckett walking in with his partner

Eli with his partner

Love this sweet boy!

when Eli finally found us in the audience!

Pray for peace people everywhere 

sweet praying baby 

And that was it! 

After the show, we had cookies in the fellowship hall and each parent got an ornament.  Then we bribed them into taking a few pictures for us. 

The Jingle Jam ended with all classes singing the song "How Many Kings"  I have heard it a thousand times on the radio but hearing those sweet voices made me really think about the words. I love hearing them sing it in the back seat.  And I always say. "Who is the king you are singing about" and they "Jesus!"  

Follow the star to a place unexpected
Would you believe, after all we've projected,
A child in a manger?
Lowly and small, the weakest of all
Unlikeliest hero, wrapped in his mother's shawl -
Just a child -
Is this who we've waited for? 'cause...

How many kings step down from their thrones?
How many lords have abandoned their homes?
How many greats have become the least for me?
And how many gods have poured out their hearts
To romance a world that is torn all apart
How many fathers gave up their sons for me?

Bringing our gifts for the newborn Savior
All that we have, whether costly or meek
Because we believe.
Gold for his honor, and frankincense for his pleasure
And myrrh for the cross he will suffer
Do you believe?
Is this who we've waited for?

All for me...
All for you...

The Riley Family 

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