Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Spring/Easter Program

Last Friday, me, my hubby and my mother in law went to see Jayla's Pre-K Spring/Easter Program at her school. Talk about cute.

For weeks, this girl has been practicing a few of the songs they were going to be singing. But she had us fooled. We thought they would just be performing the 2 - 3 songs that she was singing around the house. However, those kids (4 & 5 year olds, mind you) MEMORIZED 7 songs!

When we got there, the classroom was full of parents with cameras and video recorders. The kids were in another room getting ready. Finally, they marched into the room and welcomed all of us to their program. They all had on different colored t-shirts, to represent the colors of the rainbow. I was excited to see that Jayla was on the front row. And had you HEARD how loud she was singing and SEEN how demonstative she was, you'd know why her teachers put her right up front...LOL.

Oh my goodness, you guys...it was adorable. One of the teachers was playing the CD and the kids just chimed in, at the appropriate times and (almost) on key :-). A few of the songs, certain kids stood in front of the crowd and "acted out" the lyrics.
Here's a few of the pix...sorry if some are blurry and dark...the room wasn't very well lit and/or I just take terrible pictures :-).

Ok, ok...I'll stop with (these particular) pictures...lol. She just looked so cute up there singing. Not a care in the world and just excited to be performing for her family.
After the performance, the kids were filing out of the room. Some of the kids were waving and yelling to their parents. Once all that commotion was over, Jayla yells out, "I LOVE YOU, MOMMY!!!" Oh my goodness, talk about an instant tear jerker! Through my tears, I told her that I loved her too and everyone in the room said, "AWWWWW!!!". It was the sweetest thing. She tells me that she loves me all the time. But it was something about her choosing to say that to me in front of "her world" that made it so special. And the fact that she said it FIRST. Of course, after the other kids saw the audiences response, they all told their moms that they loved them too. Too cute!
The kids went back into the next room to change their t-shirts and then came back to have a quick little snack with their parents. Jayla ran right to her daddy...and THIS is what she did....
Talk about priceless! I saw a little tear in daddy's eyes too. After hugging daddy, Jayla asked me why I was crying. She was happy to find that she hadn't upset me in the least...but made mommy cry happy tears.
After the snack, the kids had a little Easter egg hunt on the playground. They had a blast. Nothing like a bunch of 5 year olds running around screaming and looking for colored plastic filled with candy. What a life!!!


Brown English Muffin said...

I can't believe I haven't even met you and I got all teary eyed just reading this....how cute!!!

denaid said...

Oh my goodness... I have a lump in my throat and tears welling. So sweet.

The pictures are so cute.

Cheryl Wray said...

AWWWW... that is the sweetest story of her yelling out I Love You Mommy. Love it!!!
Kids' programs are some of the sweetest things ever! Glad Jayla's went so great!!
Great pics!!

Jude said...

What a cutie, and the sweetest story! I love the picture of her and her Dad too... adorable!

gold said...

Oh my goodness I am crying well I am typing this! That is so sweet. And the hug wonderful. Kids are a joy.

Have a blessed Easter weekend!

TanishaRenee said...

First, let me say I love the name Jayla it's so pretty! This made me smile and tear up. What a sweet gesture from your daughter, that's how you know she is loved.

ScrappinMyRoots said...

How sweet! I love the picture of her and her Dad too.