My Little Angel


A couple weeks before Christmas, the Kindergarten CCD class was supposed to put on their Nativity play. Unfortunately it had to be rescheduled due to a snow storm, so instead it was held this past Sunday. (And that was Epiphany so that was a nice day for it as well.) Jake was assigned the role of Angel Gabriel and he did a great job! No wonder he kept telling us his arms were sore after the classes where they practiced — his poor little arms were held up in one way or another during most of the program! The kids were all super cute (two older students read the passages). I have more photos over on Flickr, but they’re marked Friends & Family only, so if I don’t have you listed as one of my contacts, just add me and unless I have no idea who you are, I will more than likely add you back.

After the play there was coffee and juice and baked goods. (I made apple-gingerbread cake.) My parents and Drew’s mom and aunt all came down (and up, depending on location) for it, so that was nice. I think we had the biggest turn out of all the families! Interestingly, very few dads were there Drew noticed. I know it’s just a silly little play, but I can’t imagine missing it. I mean, do it for your kid, whether or not you’re particularly religious, you know? But I digress…

Since it was still quite early even after cake and coffee (just 10 AM), we decided to go out for breakfast and we tried the Double-O Grille. Now, the restaurant has been open for way over a year, but we’ve shyed away from it and we can’t remember why. I think maybe when I was part of a local moms group, they went there for a “Mom’s Night Out” and had bad service or something. Well, I’m glad we decided to give it a shot because it was great! The music was loud enough to make it kid-friendly (we had no idea how many other kids were in there!), but not too loud; you could still easily have conversations. The food was fantastic and the prices were reasonable. Drew had the crab cakes benedict and I had a veggie omelette and we split (something we almost always do). The omelette was stuffed with spinach, onions, peppers, eggplant, and zucchini. The crab cakes benedict was delicious as well. Two generously-sized crab cakes (lots of crab, too — not just filler), perfectly poached eggs, and a yummy Hollandaise sauce. We’ll be giving them a shot for dinner one night!

It was a really great way to spend a Sunday!


  1. Shannon O. says:

    Sounds like a great way to spend a Sunday… and the food sounds awesome…

    I have never understood why dads don’t go to things like school plays, etc… but it makes me wanna smack them upside the head lol…

  2. jesser says:

    Oooh, you’re making me very hungry. Today might need to be an oatmeal day …

    The play sounds very cute. My parents always went to that sort of stuff for us and I can’t imagine not going … or my husband not going.

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