Friday, December 23, 2011

"Hosanna, Hosanna! Oh let us gladly sing...."

I was sitting at my computer, trying my best to wax poetic and create something beautiful for a Christmas gift, when I hear a little voice singing. "O zana, O Za-ana, let us gadly sing" it took me a few seconds to realize what I was hearing and seeing. 
 What I was seeing was my little J standing next to his nativity. He had lined up all the little people (including the farmer and the pig from his little people farm) and he was leading them in song. He was singing a song that he learned for the children's choir he sang in last Sunday. "Hosanna, Hosanna! Oh let us gladly sing. How blessed that our Lord was born, let earth receive her King"
I believe in Christ. I know he lived, that he was born, in lowliness and that eventually he died for you and for me. I know that he rose again, on the third day and that He Lives. I like to think that I was part of a choir of angels heralding his birth, and as I watched my baby boy sing praises to his King, I got the feeling that he was definitely there singing his little heart out.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Craft Time!

I have a friend and former neighbor named Angee, she is very creative. So creative in fact that she was invited by a local TV show to share a craft idea. This is what she did- 

I thought is was easy enough that I could do it, and this morning I felt like J and I needed to get crafty! I realized that I had everything we needed to do our very own version of this craft, and so we got to it. I even let J do quite a bit of the work. He was SO HAPPY, it made me happy. (I watched Angee make these on the TV, and then I just did it from memory, I am really pleased with our final product!)
We used 12 x 12 card-stock- because that's what we had on hand. and I let J paint the entire paper blue, he used a sponge and he did an amazing job.
Then we painted a white hill (and with the help of a little glue- because we waited a little too long) we put some glitter on to make the snow POP!
I think this next part was J's favorite. We painted feet...............
And then we stepped on the painted paper.
I decided we would do this craft every year or so. This year I would decorate and as the boys get older they would start to decorate their snowmen on their own (when they can be trusted with sharpies.....not sure how many years that will take). So we made 2 foot print snowmen creations today. I am thinking I will give this one to my Mommy.
And you guessed it, This one will go to Daddy's office, and then I will keep it for future decorating purposes.  Do you like how the Baby Snowman has a San Francisco Giants fleece hat on? I do! Sometimes I AMAZE myself!
And truthfully this was so easy and fun that we might make some more tomorrow. J told me that he would like to make some Penguins too, we just might try it. It's way too much fun to get our craft on.....well, now I really need to clean and exercise and get dressed....., I just wanted to share, we had a fun day today.

Everybody Loves a Hayride!

One nice thing about being one of the Youngest Grandchildren is that you "Inherit" old toys. J got this tractor from his Grandma T's house earlier this year. He loves it, and he has created a new Christmas Hayride tradition for his nativity sets.
The Snowman Nativity gets to do the driving. I know because I asked if one of the Little People characters could drive. I was told no, Only Snowman Mary drives.  I'm glad that the Snowman Angel is there, because this set up really doesn't look too safe.
The Little People get to ride in the trailer, they all had tons of fun!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Baby Style

Someone has his Mother's sense of style!

My running outfit of choice lately has included knee high penguin socks.  So really it should not have been a surprise to discover that B enjoys fun knee high socks as well. The odd thing about B and his socks is this, if he is wearing pants he doesn't want to wear socks, but if he can manage to wiggle out of his pants, he is perfectly happy to keep his stylish socks on all day long. Thus today's outfit- I guess I should go figure out where he shed his pants.