Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Smallies' year-end concert

Naturally I attended several year-end concerts with my own two sons; and later when Eryn and Joshua lived here in Marquard, I attended - firstly as Granny but also as newspaper journalist. Since 2010, we've been away in Africa at this time every year so last Friday night was a first (for us) going to Joel and Abby's concert.
Abby received a certificate  from Teacher Maureen - for being soft-spoken 
Joel received a certificate from Teacher Elize - for being diligent
The Grade R's looking so cute in their mortar boards and cloaks
graduated to Grade 0 (don't you just LOVE the bare feet?)

The theme of the concert was The Toy Box. The MC explained to us that although this little play may seem insignificant to an adult, it's one of the highlights of a small child's year. They'd been practicing for this night for many months. 
Abby was one of the Telly Tubbies

Telletubbies, created by British Television, is a very, very popular TV kiddie's program here in SA. Please check here if you've never heard of Telletubbies.  

Ironically, in September while we visited Grant's brother and SIL, Shelley (my birding mentor), their daughter, SIL and two-year-old grandson Jamie were visiting. That evening Jamie watched Telletubbies; Grant was also in the lounge and saw the program for the first time! 

On Friday night at the concert, at least Granddad could relate to who each Telletubbie on stage represented! Abby, of course, being soft-spoken, was Po !
Angelic !

Oftimes a little confusion reigns! 

Very seriously playing the role of Po

In the row behind the performing Telletubbies, are the Ninja Turtles 

Joel, with blue mask,  and his fellow actors patiently waiting their turn

A great time was had by ALL! 

(The brunette in the bottom of each video is the choreographer and did a wonderful job of getting these kids to do their "thing" on stage.) 

I'm linking my post to Our World Tuesday here


  1. Hello, Jo, your grandchildren are just adorable. Congrats to them on receiving their certificates. I enjoyed the concert. Have a happy day and week ahead!

  2. I smiled all the way through these photos.. so sweet and they are all beautiful and adorable. so glad you could be there to see them perform.

  3. Nice to be around for these fun activities. They all look so cute.

  4. Well done to all the children. The choreographer must have the patience of a saint, lol to work with all the children. They look well organized and like they are having a lot of fun. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the Teletubbies have been around for awhile. My nephew and niece used to watch these things and of course it gave us gift buying ideas at Christmas. Have a wonderful rest of your week Jo, xx

  5. So cute. I taught kindergarten for many years and can remember all the shows we put on for the school and parents. - Margy

  6. These children looks great and did so well. Your are fortunate to have the video. Here in the Uk you would not be aloud to take it at the event.

  7. That certainly was very nice, they all look so cute !


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