Thursday, December 01, 2011
Advent Day 1
We had a fun filled day of getting out Christmas decorations, house decorating, and getting our Christmas tree.
Today we talked about Isaiah 11:1-2
Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse, And a branch from his roots will bear fruit.
The Spirit of the Lord will rest on Him,
The spirit of wisdom and understanding,The spirit of counsel and strength,The spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. (NASB)
The kids and I talked about how Isaiah uses a tree to symbolize the coming of Christ. I told the kids that everytime we look at the tree we can remember that Jesus came to earth to save us from our sins.
Some of my favorite moments of the day where Addie over and over again asking on the way to the Christmas tree farm, "are we at Christmas yet?"
Second, today I told the kids that because we have a little terrorist at our house(Gibson), we are going to limit the amount of ornaments that we put up (I would like to say this is a good training opportunity but I have had so many ornaments broken since we've had kids, I really want to protect the ones we have) and we are going to make a lot of ornaments to put up this year. Autry got really sad and began describing all the ornaments that we HAD to have up. I conceded and said that everyone could choose three, including myself. I ended up choosing five. I love how sentimental Autry is about traditions! This reminds me of being a child and not letting my mom forget a single tradition ever.
Also if you look close at Gibson you will notice he has purple girl pants on, there was a small leakage problem and I wasn't about to let that stop me from getting our Christmas tree!
Here are some pictures of the day.