The first difference was that friends came along: BJ & Amy & Colin and Teresa & Jeremiah. They all had a good time hanging with the Reningers.
The program started as usual with stories and songs led by our favorite librarian, Miss Ellie. We even sang this song to the tune of "I'm a Little Teapot":
I'm a little snow man, short and fat,
Here is my broomstick, here is my hat!
When the sun comes out to play,
Down, down, down in a puddle I lay!
Then, last year's moment of dread approached: The Craft. In the space of a year, Jacob pulled a complete 180 when it comes to crafts. He tried to get the kit while Miss Ellie was explaining how to do the craft. I tried to get him to wait, but he was too impatient. The kit included a tongue depressor with a ribbon at the top, three cotton balls, a tiny red scarf, and construction paper hat, eyes and mouth. With glue stick in hand and a marker to autograph his masterpiece, Jacob went to work with this result:
|Unfortunately, Frosty did not survive the trip home :(|
Lest you think Jacob did this craft under duress, take a look at his reaction to completing the craft:
|A thing of beauty is a joy forever!|
|Many parents had to restrain their children from mobbing the celebrity|
|The photo doesn't show it, but Lucy was terrified!|
Alas we did not get a picture of Colin, but maybe next week for Santa!