Here they are waiting to go in. Don't they look excited?
Each year, several of the small children dress as animals. Usually, one of my own children ends up being the black sheep. Derek had his turn this year!
Meagan, Lauren, and Derek were in this little group of children. Meagan is the top right angel. Lauren and Derek are the first children on the top and bottom row to Meagan's left (your right).
One of the songs of the older children was entitled "The Perfect Ten," referring to the 10 commandments. The idea of the program Angels Aware was that the angels were having a meeting with Michael (our star). In that meeting he told how God had decided to go to earth to save his people from dying in their sins. He chose to go as a baby so that we could all have the ability to feel close to him. They laid the stage for man's need of a Saviour through showing how Moses and the prophets all unsuccessfuly tried to show man how to live close to God, but he didn't listen to them. I had to change some of the words of "The Perfect Ten" to be more biblical, but it went off quite well!
This is Elisabeth's last year in the program as she goes into 7th grade next year. There were not very many girl's speaking parts, so I created a solo part for Elisabeth and her friend. They did such a beautiful job. I have included a video of part of Elisabeth's solo, but it really doesn't do justice to how well she really did sound. Every time I heard her singing into the microphone, I got all choked up. God has been so good to this momma!
We were so busy leading up to the programs -- after all, we had 45 angel costumes to make! :) But, it is always worth it in the end. If you are family or friends and would like me to get a copy of the program to you, just let me know. They videotaped the entire thing!