Little Bean’s First School Christmas Production . . .

Shepherd This afternoon a very proud Mummy, Daddy and Beanie Boy arrived early, yes me, EARLY to be sure to get a front row seat to watch Little Bean in her first school Christmas performance.  We have been hearing the songs around the home, in the car, at the Grandparents and even just walking around the supermarket for the last 3-4 weeks, I felt like I was one of the chorus myself as I could sing along with the songs.

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I was a little gutted initially because you could only have two tickets per child which I think is a little unfair because Little Bean’s Grandparents would have loved the opportunity to see her too but even on Grandparents Day you could only have one ticket which we felt made it unfair on the others so we decided to say that no-one could go.  When I collected Little Bean from School on Monday she was upset because she thought that we had forgotten to go and watch her, then we had the same again on Tuesday.  Her face was an absolute picture when she spotted us today and although for the majority of the performance we were looking at the back of her head (because she was too busy watching it herself to be involved!!) Hubby and I both very overflowing with pride at how much our little girl has grown.

I videoed the whole thing, as I have done with all of Curly’s school performances and we came home to watch it on the big TV with Nanny and Grandad, Little Bean was a little over-excited to see it herself so we had a few false starts.  When we had finished watching it, I decided to have a ‘tidy up’ on my camera and in my infinite baby brain state I managed to do the unthinkable, I DELETED it!!!!  Cue much anger, stroppiness and tantrums from me and cuddles from Little Bean and Beanie Boy to tell me “it’s ok”.  I chastised myself over and over in my head and then remembered the time I thought I had done the same with Little Bean’s baby photographs, I was told, DO NOT TOUCH THE CAMERA OR MEMORY CARD!  So I didn’t!

I searched online and found Wondershare.com, downloaded the software and less than an hour later I am smiling again because I have recovered my precious video footage.  Now I would have a glass of wine to celebrate but I’m pregnant so peppermint tea it is!

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  1. December 12, 2012 / 8:49 pm

    Sounds great (apart from the deleting part!). Can’t wait for Little Mr A’s school play next week, although it’s not a traditional nativity (unless One Direction were at the birth of Jesus?!).

    • mummymatters
      December 13, 2012 / 10:07 am

      Oh I think you’ll find One Direction have been just about everywhere 😉 Hope it goes well, I shall look forward to reading all about it!

  2. Kahanka
    December 13, 2012 / 4:47 pm

    Oh noooo, but the story has a happy ending, so gladfor you. We are just off to see Isabelle tonight, cannot wait, always get so emotional watching her how much she has grown. Lovely pictures 😉 By the way still not getting your updates by e-mial 🙁

    • mummymatters
      December 13, 2012 / 4:52 pm

      Oh I don’t know what I’ve done with my email notifications. I had a quick look but couldn’t see anything wrong. Will try again.

      Hope you have a fab time at Isabelle’s show tonight, it’s such a special event to watch xx

  3. MumtoC
    December 13, 2012 / 7:35 pm

    So pleased that LB enjoyed it too 🙂 As far the word “video camera” – it is BANNED in our house from today. I too recorded the whole of C’s christmas play this afternooon from START to FINISH. I did exactly the same as you, front row seat, queuing from half an hour before the door opened to make sure we had a front row seat (which we did). Prime viewing. Only to find when I got home the bl**dy camera decided to tell me that the disc wasn’t formatted properly!!!! But what was more annoying is that I tested the flippin thing before I left the house so can’t understand it at all. I was really looking forward to playing it all back to C when we got home, just like you did. So . . . . gutted is just not the word 🙁 But, on the bright side, the play was very very cute and I am so proud of C and all his friends

    • mummymatters
      December 18, 2012 / 2:17 pm

      Bring your camera to mine “just in case” and we can try it on my software to see if there is anything at all to salvage xx

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