(I’m going with all extra large pictures today not because my pics are so good – I had to take about 150 to get just these decents ones! – but to show you how cute this show really was).
I walked down a tiki torch lighted walkway to the seafront school not knowing what to expect. Probably a bunch of Christmas carols sung by nervous kids to a small group of swooning parents. Not so much…this show was professionally done! And the kids were having such a great time…. with so much heart that even the the Grinch would have loved it.
Look how fun! But that is the finale…let’s back up.
The crowds packed in to the HUGE tent.
Some came early to secure good seats towards the front.
DJ Mauricio and crew set up for a pretty challenging job. There were lots of songs and song changes in this show.
Kids burned off nervous energy before it all began.
The pageant started and the kids danced in to the Belizean CLASSIC Xmas song that I mentioned in a post a few days ago: Good Morning, Miss Lady. They then lined up in the bleachers and waited for their turns as the littlest started.
The youngest did the cutest and simplest songs…like Jingle Bells and they danced. (The little boy on the right was my favorite…so so cute. And I apologize if I use the word “cute” in this post over and over again…there is no good synonym!)
Kids ran inside to change out of their “performance vests” and everyone lined up for a giant pot luck dinner. What an incredible evening for the Island Academy and everyone who was there to watch the show. And there were LOTS of you.
I think that this is exactly what I needed to give me that holiday spirit
Good morning, Miss Lady, how are you this mawning? Come to lodge a complaint on this Merry Christmas mawning… (If you are not humming this song to yourself over the next few weeks, listen to it again. It is as catchy as they get).
For more information on the Island Academy, a school in San Pedro, Belize for children ages 5 to 14, please check out: The Island Academy