Tuesday, December 13, 2011


I've never been caroling, have you?

Noah's school set up a caroling night for one of their "family nights" at school.  The boys and I went and stood with some friends so when they broke us into smaller groups we'd be with them.  Our group got the first side street next to the school so it wasn't a long walk and boy it looked like no one was home on the whole street.  I asked one of the teachers if they had set houses that we were going to.  Nope!  Just see who would answer the door to a mob in the street!
There were kids who would run up to the door and if someone answered we would sing them two songs, wish them a Merry Christmas. Then kids would run off to ring the doorbell at the next house.  My Noah was dying to be one of those kids ringing doorbells.  He made it on the last house, which looked dark to me, but they came to the door and we sang. Noah was quite pleased.  I was just glad he had a good time.

I imagine we looked a little bit like this:
I do not have the photographic proof myself because I felt like a purse, a hand each on a three and five year old, plus eyes on the seven and nine year old while walking down the middle of a street with no sidewalks would be enough for me, and thus no room for the camera.  Maybe next year!

After caroling we went back to the school for sitting on Santa's lap, a Christmas craft, and a cookie with scalding hot chocolate.  It was a very fun night.  By the end of the night I even managed to find the mitten and glove that I dropped as I was getting them out of my purse for Simon and Jesse when we got there.  Kind people picked them up and put them in the lost and found, and we were able to get them.  Yay for that!  I hate losing gloves!

We all enjoyed it, and I think the neighborhood did too! Now the boys and I are wondering who else we can go caroling to?  We'd need Tim with us though, we need a deeper voice in the mix than what the boys and I can offer.

Have I mentioned lately that I love the ages of my boys? And the fun we are having? Partly why my blogging has been sparse, there's just so much we are doing, learning, and experiencing. So glad I get to be their mother and share in forming who they become.  Love those little men!


McBorn said...

It sounds like so much fun! I love that you didn't have specific houses to visit, you just gave a special Christmas treat to those families with no expectation of anything in return - so cool!!

Deanna said...

FUN! I LOVE to go caroling! I wish we didn't live so far away because we'd ADORE opening our door to a gaggle of Bakers caroling on our porch! I'm looking forward to Alex being a smidge older so we can go caroling. What fun memories you're making!

Dan and Peg said...

I love caroling as well. It sounds like you all had a great time! One other place we love to go caroling is nursing homes. I love seeing how much the residents and my children enjoy the mutual attention!