Tonight was the children’s Christmas program at Redeemer, and it was kind of magical. The kiddos were costumed this year — big kids were shepherds and angels and littler kids were animals — which amped up the cute factor to a level you wouldn’t have believed possible. Everyone assembled their own costumes, and they were just so creative and dear. As for my three: Simon was a very serious Joseph. Ian was a camel (brown sweater and pants with a backpack under his sweater for a hump; so ridiculous and funny), but at the last minute he got a bad case of stage fright and begged to wash off his face paint and watch from the pews. Clara said more than once, “I want to go up dey-ah.” Next year, sweetie.