Friday, January 7, 2011
The girls had their first night at Dance Class in September! They loved it. Reace tore a hole in her tights. Her response to me was "Mommy, it kept on getting bigger and bigger!" After discovering the floor to ceiling full wall mirror, the first thing Aryee does is . . . you guessed it!-- Climbing on the bars. That kid is always finding a way to go up!!!
This was our count down calendar to Christmas this year! The kids each had an ornament the girls had ballerinas and the boys had snowmen. Starting on the 1st of December, every night had a little note inside containing a topic to discuss or something to do or someone to pray for. Each bag also contained 4 Hersey kisses one for Quint, one for JD, one for Reace, and one for Aryee!
Some examples: Decorate for Christmas and Pray for our focus to be on JESUS. Bake some yummy treats for friends. Find a way to serve someone you love. Find a way to serve someone you don't even know. Build a Ginger Bread House. Wrap presents and pray for them as you wrap their gift! Let's make smores! If you could give any present to any person, who and what would it be? Pray for our community! Watch Rudolf! Pray for our family!
Every night we read a portion of the Christmas Story and then discussed what was happening. It was really amazing to watch the kids really understand why Jesus came and why we celebrate HIS birth! One of the things THEY decided to do with some of their Christmas money was to buy brand new blankets for the homeless. They were so excited to pick it out, pay for it, and were constantly looking for someone to give it too. We told them that if we didn't find anyone, Mr. Adam would know where to take them. He is an amazing guy in our community that serves the homeless.
God was so Faithful to lead us and guide us through the Christmas season to show us ways to Honor HIM and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas! Our prayer now is that we could walk with HIM every day of every month listening to what HE says and what HE is doing right now!!! He is so Loving and I am so blessed to call HIM Father!