Elizabeth was quite keen to come to the Messiah - but I didn't really want to inflict all three children on the choir at once. My experience last year was that half a rehearsal was about as long as was easy to keep the older two engaged or at least not actively interrupting in any case. Elizabeth also has skating Saturday mornings and would miss the first part of the rehearsal. Since I wanted to actually rehearse rather than keep my kids from being disruptions, we decided that only Amelia would come to the first rehearsal.
Daddy took the other two kids skating along with emergency snacks and iPad to keep Matthew entertained. Afterwards they all went on an adventure to the Aviation museum.