This morning was our ward Christmas party, service project, and Primary pageant. Ellie initially had only the opening line, but she was also a "naysayer." No lines, but just standing there with a disbelieving attitude. (Some of us think it might have been typecasting. All she needed to do was to do it with a "z formation"--snapping her fingers in front of her.) Griffin was a shepherd. He didn't have any lines and wanted to be a wise man, so he settled for being what one of the sisters called a "wise shepherd." We thought of him more as Saib the Jihad Terrorist Shepherd as evidenced by the following picture:
Here are a couple of videos. The first one is of the opening number where they were told to sing "loud." (John pointed out that they didn't specify to sing "on key.") The second is Ellie's introduction. The third is just cute of how Ellie put her hands on Griffin's shoulders.
Ian took the ACT for a second time this morning and then took off to celebrate his birthday with his friends. I'm sure no one took pictures, but they went to the Quarry to go indoor rock climbing, then came back here to play video games for three hours. They just left to do something else, but I have no idea what.
When we got home, I got to working on my neighborhood gifts for the year while John started to fix some of our kitchen cabinets that have been broken by kids' climbing on them. This turned into a major project, however, when we realized that the paint that had been purchased to cover the repairs was not the same color. So now half of the cabinets have been repainted. I finished that part about a half hour ago and John still needs to re-hang them. At least they look fresh and clean even if the rest of the kitchen is a disaster.