Tension builds. Photographed with Nikon D300, 70-200mm lens.
This past Thursday was the graduation ceremony for Alex's school, and all the children put on plays in celebration. Since this was the last full semester that Alex will be attending this school (she starts kindergarten in public school in the fall), this was sort of her swan song. And so you can imagine my delight (and I mean this without a trace of sarcasm, I really was truly thrilled) when I learned that she was going to play ...
... a chicken.
The "play" was actually a series of nursery rhyme songs about food. Alex's section had something to do with a mommy chicken taking care of her baby chickens (thankfully, they never got to the part about slaughter. At least I don't think they did. It was sort of hard to understand the words to the song.) But I was sorry to learn that being a chicken wasn't actually the best role in the play.
Because, see the kid dressed in brown over to the far right of each of these shots? Well, she was in the section that sang "On Top of Spaghetti."
And she, bless her, was the meatball.