Our big Christmas gift this year was the symphony for Colorado Christmas. It was a wonderful program with the symphony, the Colorado Chorale group and the Colorado Children's Choir. The music and the singing were beautiful. Kaiden was enthralled and was so good. Some of the highlights for me:
During Handel's hallelujah chorus he was singing hallelujah forever and ever Amen. Later on in the car he sang hallelujah whatever. We all chuckled.
I was singing along with Silver Bells and he told me not to sing because it was their turn (the children on the stage). A minute later, he told me it was my turn.
There was a reading of The Night Before Christmas (with great music back up - the theme to Tom and Jerry after the line "not a creature was stirring"; the theme to Mission Impossible after the line "he spoke not a word but went straight to his work"). Kaiden said "that's my story, you read to me; DaDa read to me.
Then the grand finale - Santa Claus is Coming to Town - with a guitar playing dancing Santa - just like Papa (Stacy's Dad plays the guitar). And Santa looked our direction and waved. Kaiden says he waved at him and said Ho Ho Ho!
We went to Carrie & Dave's (or as Kaiden says "Auntie Carrie's place") for coffee and cookies.
It was a great evening. A great Chirstmas present. A great memory.