December 2007 -- II

Dustin and Jaana warming up for the big show.

Ursula and Katy need to warm up too.

Ursula recites the last verse of a poem. (And where is Jaana? Behind the pulpit, next to "La La", because she certainly wasn't going to be left behind!)

At first upon seeing that the pews were, unlike rehearsal, actually full, Jaana ran crying back to her mommy. But the lure of jingle bells was stronger than the fear of all the scary people.

Astrid got to be the star this year.

Santa paid a surprise visit!

The only way Jaana was going to go near Santa was with a human barrier between her and him. So this, plus some sticky sugary candy canes, got her to tolerate this nonsense for a minute.