Pre-Play Activities (Page Three)
"Welcome! We are throwing away the list... You can all come in!". We call her the "Susie Elf" and head greeter! p.s. She got a job offer from the Candlelight!
Alyssa (just outside the picture) surprised us! She has grown a foot since last year!"
"Don't worry Grandma... Everyone is here!" (Courtesy of Joe Liles)
The Roberts table gets settle in! Kathy is in her glory surrounded by grand kids!
The Burns with the Schulte clan
Nick and Bob are missing Mom...
Robin is on the east coast working a critical job...
Note: First time Robin has missed in almosy 20 years!
"You are being photographed!"
Getting double teamed!
Tony and Michele - The Grandparents of Charlie and Alex!
Teri and Shaun - The Grandparents of Dylan
OK Del... We are telling Santa! You peeked!
Javier agreed to be the backup Santa Claus this afternoon!
Alyssa and Evelia... Alyssa has grown up so much!
Wally and Ghislaine...
Wally is fully decorated and after a drink he will light up!
Amy is smiling.... Joe just swallowed a tomato by accident!
Grandpa's come in all sizes! Frank is enjoying the day with granddaughter Amanda!
Welcome to another "newbie" - Glad you joined us Geoff
The meaning of the name "Geoff" is: "Peace".
"Hey Mom and Dad... What's all the noise about?
Grandpa Gary and Grandma Peanut...
Connor... All smiles
Did You Know? - The name Connor is an Irish baby name. In Irish the meaning of the name Connor is: Strong willed or wise 'Hound-lover.' Also from the Irish 'Coachuhhar', meaning high desire. Famous bearers: In Irish mythology Connor was an early king of Ulster.; 20th century Irish diplomat Conor Cruise O'Brien.
Will seems to be enjoying himself with the grand kids!
Marlayna did excellent with all the commotion going on around her
Sue makes the rounds! Marcus is signaling to Santa
"When they are good, they are mine....
When they are NOT good, they belong to Will!"
Vicky is plotting next year to have her grand kids join her!
"Hi Mom! Miss you!!"
The martini's are flowing.... Tom tells a story of long ago!
"Oh dear! I have lost Nancy!"
Charlie and Alex fill out their Christmas wish list
Grandma Michele provides valuable assistance!
Putting on the finishing touches!
Charlie gets photobombed (Courtesy of Joe Liles)
Kathy is trying to arrange a "Rent-a-grandma" for Irene!
Grandpa Ed gets in on the act!
"Bob! Where is the appetizer you promised us?"
"I promised what?"
Del is on the warpath
Gilbert, always surrounded by the ladies! (Courtesy of Joe Liles)
"What? Who? Me?
Marcia tells the story of Christmas magic...
"I will attempt to work magic and drink it all by myself!"
Paul points the "Fickle Finger of Fate" (Courtesy of Joe Liles)
Finally, Bob delivers the appetizers he promised!
"Wow! Bob did you cook them yourself?"
They found out Bob only promised the appetizer DISH...
The food is returning to his table!
Greg resting before "working the tables!"
Mike awaits the delivery of the entrees... Mike was a "newbie" this year!
Dad's best side (Courtesy of Joe Liles)
Tony and Michele (Courtesy of Charlie Liles)
The center area was busy with the wait staff doing their thing!
Mick was doing an "extra long" announcement....
and we found out why! (Courtesy of Joe Liles)
Did You Know? - Just prior to 11:00 am the brand new super-super theater sound board died! Quick thinking staff ran to another theater and borrowed their equipment. While Mick was making his "longer than usual" announcements, the wizards of sound were working miracles backstage!
The cast came out front... Something they do NOT normally do and they sang
Christmas carols.... so the sound man could set the mixer adjustments.