Thursday, December 10, 2009

CHRISTmas doings

I think I have always thought it was difficult to keep Christ in Christmas, at least at the center. Jesus' birth was always supplemental, it seemed. This year, we have had a ball keeping our focus on the HOPE we have in Jesus. We have talked a lot about lights, and Jesus being the Light of the world. I am enjoying, too, teaching the boys all the Christmas songs! Advent is fun when you have two toddlers asking every day when Jesus' birthday is coming!
Here are the boys painting ornaments! (Jonas had to taste the paint).
Baking, baking, baking. Here are the lickings from the gingerbread stable we made.
So the support beam is not very supportive, but we had so much fun making it! I love hearing the boys play with the characters and act out the story! Many of the decorations disappeared, though. :-)

Cleaning up. Caedmon is in a phase where he LOVES helping with dishes! I try to have the patience to let him, because, afterall, his future wife will thank me!

A tradition we started at dinner is to have a sampler plate of Christmas cookies for dessert. For each cookie that one takes, though, a Bible verse has to be recited! This has been wonderful to watch. Jason goes back to verses he learned through song as a kid. Caedmon will willingly recite whole chapters if it gets him yet another treat! Jonas usually is only good for filling in the last word of a verse, although he has prompted Jason when he forgets what comes next in a verse! So precious! Our new verse(s) this week is Luke 2:10-11 "Do not be afaid. I bring you good news of great joy! It is for all the people. Today in the town of David, a Savior has been born to you! He is Christ the Lord!" I hope everyone is enjoying this chaotic season as much as we are, even if it is just watching the peaceful snow drift gently down.

1 comment:

  1. You've been busy, Bet with an H!

    Jonas looks like he'd almost eat the spatula too, he likes it THAT much. Makes me laugh!
    Hey guys---great job on the Gingerbread Stable (supported by..Marshmallows?)!! I like your work of art.
    And I see that the Tie-dyes are back in action...perfect time to use them... more color is cool.
    I like to hear your Advent ideas. I"ll tuck them away.