Saturday, December 31, 2011
Friday, December 30, 2011
Thursday, December 29, 2011
I took the kids to the Zoo today! We had so much fun watching the animals and enjoying the beautiful weather. I took some individual pictures of the kids for end of the year shots, too. I'll be working on those and post them another time, but here are a few random pictures from today.
|Kangaroo with Joey|
|Watching the camel.|
|Camel and Spotted Donkey.|
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Christmas lights reflecting on the wall made neat patterns. We made a Gingerbread playhouse with a washing machine box and we made our own paper candies to glue on it.
Clark got into the Christmas presents early. Thanks Pa and MiMi for the new outfits.
We let the kids watch a Christmas movie and sleep in the living room with the Christmas tree.
|Jeff rocking with all the girls and Clark.|
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Monday, December 26, 2011
When I was a girl, I remember playing with a nativity set similar to the one on the right. I spent time arranging Mary, Joseph, Jesus, the shepherds and animals, and the wisemen. I remember play acting the Christmas Story every year and making the wisemen travel and not arrive to see Jesus until after Christmas. I have enjoyed watching and listening to my children play with their nativity set this year like the one below. I think having a hands on nativity for little children is key to helping them learn and remember the story of my Savior's birth. Plus the memories they are making adds to the joy of Christmas.
Do you have any special Christmas Nativity memories?