Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!

The Herdmans got nothin' on my family. I'm not saying they're not the stars of the best Christmas book ever, but they are not the stars of the best Christmas pageant ever. My family is.
Forget an angel that beats up
the Shepherds. Ours was
great with child!

And a wiseman bearing
ham? Puh-lease! Ours
was the strongest to
have ever ventured
from the East.
*Bragging time-out: Does
anyone else have a Dad
this tough?! Yeah, I didn't
think so. Someone told me once, "Your Dad is the closest thing we 
have around here to Chuck Norris."

And finally; none of this juvenile-delinquent-turned-refugee stuff. The youngest, most bright-eyed and fidgety kids played our Mary and Joseph couple.
Some of my favorite Nativities of the past include last year's, which featured a 2-year old Chinese angel as well as a tiny Chinese Baby Jesus. A few years previous we were blessed with more participants than usual. As a result, we literally had a multitude of Heavenly Hosts and a plethora of shepherds along with some new characters; namely the camel and llama.

It should also be noted that this year's Wiseman, Melchior, also doubled as the narrator, quoting perfectly (with a few added words for comedic affect) Luke 2: 1-16 as he has done nearly every year since age 4.


bd93 said...

Incidently, I did not get my #8 Christmas wish. I still don't understand technology; hence the horrible way this blog is set up. Bother.

Buffy said...

Boy I'd say it was the best Christmas pageant ever! Too bad the picture taker wasn't in any pictures. Oh, by the way, my kids are cute aren't they. That Angel on the other hand, she needs a little work.

Nicoletta said...

What a great tradition! I'm sad I wasn't there to see.

Sue said...

Love the wiseman! Thanks so much for your kind comment on my blog. You made my night :>

Page said...

Nice pageant! So I just remembered you said you'd be in town today... we will be home all day! Give us a call if you want to come over sometime.

Christina said...

Barb - those pictures are awesome! I have such great memories of those nativities. The other day I was trying to explain to Kevin how the lamby head looked - I wasn't doing a great job but still got a laugh over the memory of it!

Tiffany said...

I hate to break it to ya Barb, but my Dad would give your Dad a run for his money! :) But I am quite impressed with your Dad's muscles and your amazing pageant! Will this be kid #3 or #2 for Buffy?