Christmas Poem

Christmas Poem
By Mark
December 2008

In a house
By a window
in a stable
there is a manger.
In that Manger there is a Baby.

A long time ago
Under a star
In a town
By an inn
There is a stable.
In that stable there is a baby.

In that stable
Between the shepherds
behind the cows
and donkeys
There is a Baby
That baby is named Jesus.

Merry Christmas

Lake Ann- Chapel

Mark back chapel
I preferred to be near the front, but I am in the center of the back row in the orange shirt in this picture.

One of the things we do at Lake Ann is chapel. All of the different age groups get different speakers except for the last day which is combined chapel. Before Mr. Rudolph or who ever is going to speak, Heartsong comes up to lead worship. We always learn new songs but I like it more when we review old ones.

I am looking forward to camp this year!  We are going next week and I hope to see some people we know from around here. Our old church is sending a bus load the same week we are going!

Thank you Lake Ann Camp for permission to use this picture on my blog!

Alpaca Show

On the Saturday before Palm Sunday there was an Alpaca show that the neighbors decided to take two of the alpacas to.  They asked if we could show Chewbacca and Wicket!

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They did well. Both were in the “Mature” section and got second place in the ring.

After our first round, we had to go in for the championship round. If the Alpaca that beat us got champion, there we would have a chance to get reserve champion. Unfortunately we did not get that chance.

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There were lots of animals there. We were told it was the biggest show in the US.

We all enjoyed it.

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Mom and I have been wanting to take some pictures of me in the fog. It was foggy enough out this morning! I put on my cowboy outfit and we went to get some pictures with the alpacas. Aurora Sing –the alpaca I am holding–likes to give kisses when I kneel down and sit still.

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“Simply Sinatra”

Night with SinatraGrandpa invited me out for a program called “Simply Sinatra”. It was at the Lerner Theater and mostly old people and a few grandkids were there. The singer’s name was Steve Lippia.  He sang songs that Frank Sinatra sang. Grandpa said “he is supposed to sound like Sinatra, but he doesn’t”.

An orchestra played the songs. They did a good job but it was loud even in the back. I think that “New York, New York” was the loudest. Mr. Lippia did that one because it was one of Sinatra’s biggest hits.

Mr. Lippia sang and told jokes. He told how “The Christmas Song” (Chestnuts Roasting over a Open Fire) was written.  Two guys who wrote songs together met on a very hot day, and the one noticed the other one had a bunch of sentences about the cold on his notebook.  He asked if he was writing a song. The other guy said  “I thought if I wrote about cold, it would cool me down.” The first guy said “I think I could make a song about that.” They took the song to a singer and the singer said “It looks good, I am going to record it.”  It became one of the most famous Christmas songs.

The program was okay. The only song that I knew in the first half was the first song, “Sleigh Ride”. Then the rest of  that half was love songs. I was tired of them very quickly. The second part was tons better. I liked it because it was mostly Christmas songs. I liked the music but some of the songs could have been improved by not singing them 🙂 .

I enjoyed going.  Thank you Grandpa.