presenting brooklynn

Last night, Rhiannon and I got to be parents in the audience with a video camera for the very first time. And, thanks to the power of the internet, you get to see it too.

This is the program from her school. What you don't see in the video is that the stage was lined with over 20 kids and three teachers. I thought everyone stood in line and "performed" very well considering it's a bunch of two year olds under the lights with a whole bunch of cameras pointed at them[1. Wow. Talk about cameras. Video cameras, cell phones, digital cameras. Everything under the sun. And everyone clamoring for a shot of their kid. And yes, I'm just as guilty as everyone else.]. Out of all of them, only one kid cried and had to leave the stage with his parents. I've picked her up from school in the evening when there are only a handful of kids left and it's a little overwhelming to me, so seeing 20+ small people in a group, standing at attention neatly in a line was beyond impressive.

We didn't know exactly what to expect - Brooklynn was basically asleep when we got there, but we had a little time to sit in the audience and let her warm up. When she saw her teacher and some of her friends, she was ready to go. You'll note that while she didn't do all of the actions, she did sing some of the words, and of course she danced around. In our house we sing and we dance around. We do some actions, and then we dance some more.

She got to bed almost an hour past her normal time, which actually wasn't bad considering the video was shot at a time that she is usually asleep. This morning, we were talking about what a good job she did at her singing concert last night and she thought it would be fun to go do it again.

Yes, Brooklynn. You just have to wait one short year.