So I would have to say that this was the best Christmas with Keller...at this point! I am sure there will be many more adventures, but something about this year was super exciting for not just him but for the whole family.
Of course we continued our tradition of spending Christmas Day and 3 extra days at Disney World! He was a kid in a 20,000 acre candy store! We would ask him what he wanted to do and naturally all he wanted to was ride the monorail, parking lot trams, and transportation buses! Had we known that in the beginning, we could have saved a ton of money! LOL However, once inside the parks he did ride several rides and had a great time! He kept saying that this was the "best trip ever!"
Another great thing that happened this year was Keller singing at the Christmas Eve Service! Mark this moment as the beginning of my show dad career! But I need to set this moment up a little better! Earlier in the month, Keller had his concert with the pre-school. It is always one of those events that will go really well or will self-destruct because of crying children and kids just over excited about the fact that it is Christmas! The evening started out great and quickly went south! To make a long story short, Keller was not able to sing in the rest of the show because he was just to hyped up! But I know he really wanted to sing a couple of songs at the end of the show!
So I decided to see if Keller would be willing to sing Silent Night for the Christmas Eve service. His response was "Yes Daddy! I will sing Silent Night and Feliz Navidad!" He was bound and determined to sing two songs...but I finally convinced him that he really only needed to sing the one! So we practiced for a week on how to hold a microphone & singing softly, how to stand...all things you need to know for perfect stage presence!
Well the evening came, and Keller decided that he did not want to sing...typical diva! Eventually his mother talked him down and he decided that he would do it! When the time came, he walked up on stage with me and grabbed his microphone! I started playing the intro and away he went! At the end of the verse, he turned to me and said, "Take a bow!" As I looked over at him, he was raising his right arm to bend over and take his bow!
Could this be the beginning of a stage career? Oh boy!!!!!!!