Wordless Wednesday — Warming Up Her Christmas Smile

Wordless Wednesday - Olivia - Christmas, 2010

Olivia -- Away in a Manger

Olivia is thrilled about being old enough to perform in Christmas concerts this year. On Sunday, she filed onto the stage at church, the string of preschoolers dressed in their Christmas best, and sang her sweet heart to baby Jesus with “Away in a Manger.” Here she is after church demonstrating for her proud mommy her manger for “Away in a Manger.”

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Written by Janice, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom

Did you know that Susan and I own two online toy stores where you can find adorable toys for Christmas like a pedal car or a cute rocking horse. You know, in case Santa needs any ideas!


    • says

      You know – that is cool that you mentioned that. I don’t think of it very often — but yes, she is a confident little girl. My son has struggled so much with insecurities and anxiety that to see confidence is a new thing for me!

  1. says

    What a coincidence! Me and my family are in charge of our church’s Christmas Family Service this year, and my youngest daughter Florencia (7) will sing ‘Away in a manger’!! Even more, my WW post today just features videos of us singing Christmas carols, and “Away in a manger” is among them, though sung by my other daughter Carolina (13).

    Merry Christmas!

  2. says

    Oh goodness, she is just adorable. And look at those painted finger nails! She must’ve loved those! I am brought to tears every time kids sing at church. They are so precious and I’m sure the Lord loves hearing them sing!

    • says

      Those fingernails almost made her late for her performance! LOL Olivia is obsessed with painting her nails and toes. Almost everyday she wants a new color or a fresh coat.

      So, Sunday am when I was scrambling to get us to church early so she could get to her class to get ready for the service, she insists that she needs that color. She wasn’t going to give in without a fight — and I decided it would be faster and sweeter to do her nails than to have a meltdown. So, a VERY fast coat of paint, a hairdryer and we were on our way!

      In the photo they look so RED that I was worried people would be horrified! LOL

  3. says

    I was just telling Mike tonight that I want to learn to take better pictures… I have a great camera and I don’t have a strong understanding of any of the settings. Your photos are always so bright and amazing. This is such a precious shot!

    • says

      GInny — it is all about TWO things – actually THREE things.

      1 – a great lens (If u can’t afford a high quality zoom, then get a 50mm. It will give you the crisp vibrant shots AND have the aperature you need for shallow depth of field and shooting in low light.

      2 – LIGHTROOM! I still use my Photoshop Elements for some things, but I now do almost ALL of my lighting and color, etc in Lightroom. And I never publish a shot without enhancing the light, contrast and usually white balance and saturation.

      3 – I take hundreds of shots. I have my camera on a fast shutter speed and I click multiple shots as well.

      In the New Year, I plan on writing regularly about photography. :) So you can learn here too. :)

    • says

      Yip – she wasn’t faking. But it still took a little while of monkeying around before I got that shot! The trick was to get her to do the Away in a Manger. That just had her beaming! :)


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