Last night we opened the box containing Christmas videos… yes, only three days prior to Jesus’ birthday. At least we found it and got it opened! Ten years ago, our youngest son was born mid-November. Being such a youngster he played the part of baby Jesus in the gigantic Christmas Spectacular at Phoenix First Assembly. My Dad works in the video department, so we were blessed with three different tapes from three nights of baby Keeve being held up the air, half clothed in front of 7,000 people and blinding lights. He was so darling, if I do say so myself.
From baby Jesus, we moved onto Larisa being a pauper girl when she was 4, dancing and looking adorable and dirty all at the same time…. same show as above… different year. I love the results from pink spongy rollers! (Look out, Zaza!)
THEN.. the highlight of our evening was a video our kids made with the help of their favorite babysitter, Ashley. They were 2, 4 and 7. We laughed so hard… and then played it again and laughed even harder. Austin, at 4, was wearing these white Elvis pants that were supposed to go on the front legs of a large dog…. need I say more? Yes! He was bare chested flaunting a gaudy gold necklace and a black wig. Yes, he sang Blue Christmas by Elvis. See a trend here? His performance included the lip snarl and hip gyrations. Made his daddy proud. Larisa followed with a ballerina choreographed performance of the Nut Cracker. I don’t think we realized how good she was at the time, but for a seven year old, it was amazing. (She is a choreographer now for a drama troupe.) And Keeve….. cute Keevey… we completely forgot that he lisped his S’s… and there’s two in Merry Chrithmath. We re-wound the lisp several times until we couldn’t take it anymore for the pains in our laughing bellies.
Good times. Takes me back. We’ll have to make some videos this year that we can crack up over in another eight years.