Wednesday, December 17, 2008

My Kids....













Are so ...

well, they are just amazing. That's all.

Calvin had the role of the conductor in his school program, The Polar Express. I glanced at the script when he brought it home before Thanksgiving, but that was the last time I saw his lines because he hid them from me. He wanted to surprise his parents with his part. So he and Mattie worked on them together.

His music teacher stopped me before the program to tell me that "Calvin is PRECIOUS; He's so serious about his part." I told her that I hadn't worked with him a bit and her mouth dropped open. "Well, you just make sure you have a good seat!" She replied.

I was not disappointed. He was fantastic. He knew his part inside and out. He delivered his lines loudly and slowly and with expression. He was serious and in character. I tell ya, I almost exploded with pride.

Afterwards, He was pretty embarrassed by all the attention and asked that we not keep saying how good a job he did. But he did gladly accept the extra apple pie from McDonalds for a treat afterwards.

And later on that night when we tucked Miss Mattie in, her dad told her how proud he was of her attitude. She let her brother enjoy the limelight without any jealousy. Or maybe more honestly, with a lot of jealousy that she managed to overcome without any hypocrisy. She was proud of her brother and we were proud of her for being such a truly sweet person.

10 comments:

Mother B said...

All this NaNa can say is that the apples do not fall far from the tree.
I literally cried when I saw the pictures and read about how the kids did, both of them. They are a blessing to PopPop and me. We can't wait to see their little persons.

ness said...

wait till you see the video!!!!

Candice Houston said...

He is so precious...they both are! I am so happy to know your whole tribe.

Life with Kaishon said...

Awwwwwwwwwwww. This was so sweet! Totally made my day! He looks like a great conductor! So cute. So Robb Jr ish : )

tammi said...

How sweet! What a great kid - to have the foresight to want to surprise you with his performance.

My boys would've gone banana-sandwich over a production of Polar Express...they are HUGE fans! :)

Mini Me's Room said...

That's awesome!!!Go vin!

12-arrows said...

there is nothing like watching your children perform. And your sweet daughter, helping your son with all of his lines, oh my gosh what a precious child.

Heidi said...

What a heart warming story = ) What a fantastic sister! (I should have learned that lesson as a kid...)

Your mom's right, the apple didn't fall far from the tree = )

akr said...

such precious memories..and have to agree with the apple comment!

Sara said...

OH i love and miss those kids

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