Yesterday I had so much fun photographing our STAIR students at Independent Presbyterian Church. It was the Christmas Party for the Tues/Thurs. group and after their snack, they came into the church parlor around the big tree and sang a few songs with Mrs. Robinson while anxiously awaiting the arrival of Santa Claus and his delightful Elf. Santa took each child on his lap and presented them with a book from their Tues and Thurs tutors, along with a stocking FULL of fun... and a new toothbrush. After Santa left the room, the kids met with their tutors, opened their presents and had a look inside their stockings. One boy, found Santa making his escape to the sleigh and had a few personal moments to chat about what he wanted. He ended with , "How are you getting to the North Pole?" Elf Cathy and I replied, "With the reindeer of course!"
I have lived in Birmingham most of my life. I think it's a beautiful, friendly, and interesting place to live. I hope that my daily photographs portray the diversity of my hometown in a positive and artistic way.