Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Advent Days 9, 10, 11

12/9/11-Christmas is soon approaching and we have gifts for family and friends.  We’ve tried to show our love through what we have purchased for them.  Let’s wrap them with care, as well!  Today we will each PAINT our own special wrapping paper. 
This is our first year doing this.  It was so easy and fun.  It'll definitely make the Advent list again.  They are  so proud of their wrapping paper!

12/10/13- Snowflake Day- Did you know God created every single snow flake with six sides but NO two are exactly the same!  It is amazing!  Let’s make our own unique snowflakes!
It's bound to happen atleast once a year.  Advent Day activity doesn't happen.   Marc was out of town and I was just exhausted yesterday.  Instead of snowflakes- we ordered pizza and watched Santa Buddies.  We'll roll snowflakes over to a different day;) 

12/11/13- When Jesus came to earth as a baby he left his Father’s side.  He loved his Father and was PERFECTLY obedient; he left the perfection of heaven to come to earth and die.  Can you imagine NEVER disobeying even if it meant you would die?  Can you imagine leaving papa knowing it would mean you would die?!  You could never be perfectly obedient, you can try, but it won’t work because you aren’t God, but remember you can ASK God to give you a soft heart and to help you obey.  Let’s thank Jesus today for his sacrifice and let’s thank him for our earthly Papa.  Let’s make Papa special cards to show our love and a special dinner to celebrate what a blessing he is. 
Marc was out of town and though I didn't know that when planning Advent, it worked out perfectly.  He was welcomed home with a celebration for him.  The kids planned the meal for him- Salmon, Baked Potatoes, Baked Cauliflower, and Summer Sausage.  The chose the dessert as well- Edy's Slow Churned Frozen Yogurt.  All some of his favorite foods.
 Phin did a great job setting the table.

Ava made a sign to welcome him as soon as he opened the door. 

His greetings are always a mad dash to hug papa...he doesn't have much doubt they love him;)

We are all very thankful that their earthly Father is a wonderful reflection of the heavenly Father and though far from perfect, he does a great job teaching them to be like Jesus.  We are so blessed.


No comments:

Post a Comment