I took Matilda to the local Carols by Candlelight this evening at Tolosa Park. She loved it (even though the only carols she knows is "Jingle Bells")!We were sitting pretty close to the front (should read - front row!!).
After a little while she started to get brave and headed up to the front of the stage (the Christmas mosh-pit??) for some singing and dancing with the fabulous Christmas Fairy before Santa's arrival! Normally if Santa is in the general vicinity then Matilda will dissolve into tears and hide behind the nearest parent - tonight was a different story (thanks possibly to the cover of darkness, several marshmallows and overtired bravado).
Yes, that's my daughter sitting on the stage - what else was she to do, she couldn't see Santa for all the other kids!!
What a great night and sure to become a regular part of our future Christmases.