Wednesday, December 10, 2008

FOR ANNIE!!!!







Here are your pictures, Annie! Sorry it took me a while. Lots of julia photos as you requested. The one of everyone was taken after a Sunday trip to the Used Bookstore, in the afternoon. The last is our last minute thanksgiving dinner which I was pretty proud we pulled off since my sister got too sick and we were exposed and we didn't want to expose my dear friend's great aunt (long story) anyway. . . .

In other news Ben fixed our car ALL BY HIMSELF with a part he bought on E-bay!!!! I am so proud of him.. We had to wait longer for the part but it saved us so much money and was wonderful. Angelica had a great time sitting out in the driveway with him watching and she told me all about the belts later. Great free homeschooling.

Advent is probably my favorite liturgical season and so the girls and I have made a big Bethlemhem display on our Mary altar ( Mary is sequestered in our bedroom until after Christmas season. I borrowed and baptized a waldorf idea and am tweaked it so that we are doing one day of the creation story in accordance with each week of Advent. LAst week we laid our a blue silk for the sky on the wall and a brown cloth for the dirt (heavens and the earth) and we put out the rocks. It looked barren but I found it set a good tone for the first week of Advent which starts off somber and the Church gets jollier and more festive the closer we creap towards Christmas. This last sunday we did all our plants (boxwood cuttings) , trees, and mosses, and pine cones, for the next day of creation, NExt week we do all the stable animals and flocks, and last week we will do man, (shepherds, Joseph and Mary, etc). It is fun to have something new to add as we go along and the girls are really enjoying it. I'll try to get photos up.

5 comments:

Annie said...

Wahoo!!! Thanks for the pictures!!!! I think Julia looks so much like you... let so much like Ben at the same time! How weird.

What a fun way to do your nati1vi2212 (that's Anja showing off her typing skills) nativity scene. I've been complaining that we barely have one... we have this chinzy one that was in the house when we moved in and I'm totally craving a nice scene. Oh well... it decorates our fake mantel nicely!

Joannie said...

that is SUCH a good idea for the nativity! I'm stealing that one day.

Nick-dog said...

Nice job, Ben!

Kelly said...

I love your baptized waldorf idea. I think I most love that you baptize ideas. And a man who can fix things is a keeper ;)

Margaret Perry said...

I *LOVE* that idea for the creche scene. BEAUTIFUL!