OK, I think we are going to make it to Christmas Eve with my daily December blogging. The end is in sight.
This morning was our Sunday School Nativity and Carol Service, so it seemed an appropriate topic for this post.
This is our knitted Nativity in the front porch of church.
Today for the first time all 3 of my kids participated in the same service. We had an inn keeper, a shepherd and a sheep. Unfortunately the sheep was a bit uncooperative, and insisted on looking at the congregation while the rest of his class looked to the front of church, and when everyone else turned to face the congregation, he looked to the front! He also disappeared at regular intervals. Here is one of my attempts to capture all 3 in the one photo.
A nativity is a lovely way to involved children in the Christmas story. Usually my daughters have been angels. One daughter once had the chance to be Mary, only to turn it down. What is it about us mothers that we would love our daughters to be chosen to be Mary!
Tonight will be our Candlelit Carol Service but I am unable to attend this year. However, having attended a total of 6 kids carol services or christmas concerts, I can’t say I have not had the opportunity to sing carols.
Finally in yesterday’s post I mentioned we had a cat drama the previous night. Our ginger cat, George, had last been seen on Friday at 5pm. It was the evening of my daughter’s 11th birthday party, so we had a full and noisy house, and I was not overly surprised not to have seen much of George.
However, come bedtime, he was still missing. Usually when he disappears it means he has been in an argument with another cat, and comes home limping, and requiring a visit to the vets. But on Friday night he did not appear, limping or otherwise. Having checked the garage, and called and whistled for him, I had to admit defeat go to bed.
I did not sleep well for worrying about him, and how I would break the news to our kids. At least is was a mild night, with no frost or snow. The next morning still no sign, and my husband left for work…..to return 30 seconds later with the news that George was sitting up in my car! Despite being locked in their for 16 hours, there had been no unpleasant accidents, and he came in to the house no worse for wear!
I hope this may deter George from jumping into our cars in future…..but I doubt it! He looks a picture of (almost) innocence!
As it is another Advent Sunday, as a family tonight we lit our “Jesus Helicopter” christmas nativity pyramid, and sang Away in a Manger.
Come back tomorrow for MORE christmas blogging….we can make it!
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