Born in a Barn

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Uncle Ricky and I went to see Little Yum-Yum in his Christmas Nativity – Born in a Barn. This was his reaction when he saw us; he suddenly went all shy! The look on his face was priceless.

The evening before, he was upset with me because I had not attended the previous performance. I explained to him that I was only allowed to attend one show not both. Still, he thought I had let him down.

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Anyway, the performance was wonderful! All the children = cuteness overload!

Here was Max acting shy on stage. As you can imagine, the shyness didn’t last that long. He remembered his lines and sang all the songs. I did record some of the performance, but parents/carers have been told we are not allowed to share it on social media, as not all parents have given permission – hence the reason I have blocked the surrounding children’s faces.

I hope there is another performance next year.

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“We Are Camels”

“We are Camels” Costumes

“We Are Camels” Costume

So… as Max is a camel in his upcoming Christmas Nativity, I was responsible for proving a pair of black bottoms/pants and a mustard yellow top. I couldn’t find the latter, but I did find a camel costume!

It’s even got colourful humps on the back!

I was having a chat with the mothers of the other children who are camels. They too, have bought this costume. They are going to look so cute!

(Click here to see previous post, “We Are Camels”).

“We Are Camels”

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Little Yum-Yum is practising his lines for the Christmas Nativity in school.

He’s a camel!

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Camel 1 to be precise.

He has five lines to remember (excluding songs), and he’s doing quite well.

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Little Yum-Yum is very excited! The way he sings the ‘We Are Camels’ song is too cute. The enthusiasm and massive smiles are priceless.

There are two performances, one on the 5th December; the other on the 6th. I was hoping to attend both, but parents/carers are only allowed to attend one of the days. Hopefully, I will be able to record it.

Hooray for Harry

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“Oh!” says Harry. “My blanket has gone!”. Where, oh where did he put it?

With a little help from his friends Ted and Lulu, maybe Harry will remember…

My review:

This story reminds me of Little Yum-Yum and his beloved Teddy.

The unlikely friends retrace their steps to find Harry’s fluffy blanket, which is believed to be lost. He can’t sleep without it! At the end of an eventful day, they manage to find the blanket, and snuggle together for a much need nap. Lovely bedtime story.

Maximus & Pudsey

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Last Friday, the children in Max’s school had a surprise visit from Pudsey Bear! He was so excited when he saw the yellow figure, and ran up to him to have this photo taken.

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This was all for Children in Need.

Children in Year 5 made key rings to sell, in order to raise money for the cause. Max and I purchased three. They were extra special as the drawings were all done by hand.

On one side, Pudsey Bear was featured, or on some, emoji faces.

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On the reverse, I managed to find a couple with the Union Jack and the Star Spangled Banner. (For some reason, I like to refer to the latter by this name, rather than the other names available. Maybe it has something to the with the awesome National Anthem!). Each flag represents where Max and I were born; he, in the US and I, in the UK.

I am so pleased the school took part in raising money for such a great cause.

(The live show on the night, raised £50.1 million! For those of you who understand US$ better, that’s a total of approximately $66.3 million!).