.... Mary and Baby Jesus were the starring roles ....
.... and of course the Angel was too.
But I had no idea how important the sheep were ....
.... until Ella and Zoe performed
in their first Christmas Pageant this past Sunday.
I also did not know Ella was disappointed in the sheep costume until she told me she thought it would be more 'fluffy', and that she thought she'd have hooves.
But I did know Zoe LOVED wearing her sheep costume so much that she wore it all evening after the dress-rehearsal last Friday.
I also did not know how tight the sheep ears headband was until Zoe said to me (two hours into wearing the ears) 'mommy, it hurts to be a sheep.'.
And I did not know Ella really, really wanted to be an angel until she told me; but was thankful she was okay with my explanation that the angels were played by older girls.
I also did not know that one of the angels was the girls' age until the morning of the program. It took a while for Ella to move on from that.
.... and I loved spending extra time with my sister : )
And this just makes me laugh:
Since being in the program the girls have been acting out the Baby Jesus story a lot. This is what I overheard Ella say to Zoe yesterday: 'But Zoe, I don't want to be Joseph again. He doesn't do anything.'.