Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Santa's Workshop

My DD's school held their Winter Concert this afternoon.  It had to be held during the school day because all of the teachers with the Toronto District School Board are working to rule since they were denied their democratic right to strike by the Ontario Liberal Government.  But don't get me started on that!  That would take all day.

I went over to see the concert and to take some photos of the costumes I had made.  DD's students did a great job on their skit.  It was very cute.  Here's how it went:  The elves were working in Santa's workshop.  It was very quiet in there so they turned on a CD - Justin Bieber's 'Santa Claus is Coming to Town'.  As the elves danced around the workshop they touched the various toys and as they did, the toys came to life.

The elves and one of the bears

They were all dancing when Santa came in.  Everyone stopped instantly because they thought Santa would be upset that they were dancing instead of working, but Santa gave a few Ho, Ho, Ho's and started dancing too.

Santa starts dancing too

Everyone in the audience was tapping their feet.  Even the little spectators were dancing.  It was fun to watch.  My photos didn't turn out as well as I would have liked.  There was too much movement on the stage and the lighting was bad.  But you get the idea.

The robots

The boys were having a difficult time making some robot costumes, so last night DD and I made a few billboard type robots with dials and gizmos on the fronts.  We used dryer duct for their arms.  This photo is totally out of focus, but I think they liked their costumes because they were dancing up a storm.

Here's one of Santa that I took before the concert started.  He greeted the audience as they came into the school.  Isn't he cute?  But I think Santa needs to fatten up a bit.  Don't you?


Anonymous said...

This is fantastic Hetty!
A great story and what fun for the kids.
And your foto's are very good.
I enjoyed very much reading it.


wackywoman said...

What a good Mom you are! I am sure you are appreciated for all you do.

em's scrapbag said...

Looks like the concert was great!

W. Latane Barton said...

There's nothing cuter than kids in a school play.

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