Deuteronomy 16:15

Deuteronomy 16:15
For the LORD your God will bless you in all your harvest and in all the work of your hands, and your joy will be complete.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Advent Activities: Day 9

Today we read in Matthew about Joseph, and how an angel came to him in a dream and told him that he should marry Mary, and name her baby Jesus. Naomi said she wished angels came and told her things in her dreams. Too cute. ;)

The big thing we did today though was take a trip to Bethlehem! One of the local churches set up a huge event where you could tour "Bethlehem". It was excellent. They had tents set up like it was a market, and activities for the children to do at each one. All the helpers were dressed up, and they even had donkeys for the kids to pet! Needless to say, it was a hit. The kids got to meet Mary and Joseph, which Naomi thought was cool. I'm so glad we went because it went along perfectly with everything we have been learning about.

Naomi working on her Joseph. She has really gotten into making these ornaments. I hope I'm not setting an expectation for crafts every day in the new year!! Shew!

Joseph! Naomi said, "I'm glad I'm making a Joseph. I think Mary was getting a little lonely."

Mr. Cuteness.

Naomi at the market in Bethlehem. At this station she made a pillow.

Here they got to pet the donkeys. This was a major highlight!

Nathan LOVED the donkeys, and wanted to pet them so badly, but just couldn't work up the courage.

Here we were doing a mosaic together. Nathan doesn't last long at the crafts but he wants to join in and do everything big sister does.

We have been thoroughly enjoying our Truth in the Tinsel study. I'm so glad we're doing it. Tonight was the perfect way to top off a great week of activities.


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