Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Christmas Time is Here!

One of our family traditions is decorating for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving! The girls remind me they can stay in their PJ's, and so look forward to getting ready for this season. 
Advent is a time of celebration looking back at why Jesus came, and also a celebration looking forward with great expectation to His return! Now we wait- 
we wait differently then those in the Old Testament, for we have seen the fulfillment of the Messiah, now we wait for the return of our Lord to reign. 
We are reading O Come Let US Adore Him by Tripp as a family this year. It's been great as we discuss the need for a Savior with the kids and it causes our hearts to worship Him for His perfect sacrifice.
Opening the Christmas boxes and finding old favorite books, decorations, and toys is such a blast!
 Geneva woke up that morning talking about her "black and white dog that goes on the tree". I couldn't remember that she had a Snoopy ornament, but apparently she remembered all year long!
 Each girl has their very own box of ornaments to decorate the tree with. Such treasures.
 She made that one in Kindergarten. Aw.
 The girls did an excellent job!
 Not only is it beginning to sounds and look a little like Christmas, it's smelling and tasting a bit like Christmas too. Growing up, we always had my great-grandma's Italian recipes at this time. 
 The girls decorated Christmas cookies with Miss Penny. 
They tuned out both delicious and beautiful!
 Geneva was thrilled to have Cubbie Bear home for two weeks!
My little math worker in her "thinking cap".

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