Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Advent - Week 4 -2015

While the season of Advent is over, the Christian Christmas season has just begun.
We have celebrated the birth of Jesus, but celebrating the Feast of the Epiphany next weekend and the baptism of Jesus on January 10 marking the end of the Christmas Season are so very important.
Remembering that in these modern, commercial times is difficult, but I am making an effort this year.
Some of my secular d├ęcor is going to be stashed, but the majority of the Christmas cheer will remain.
 
 Here are the final few days' contributions to the Advent Calendar.
 
Day 21
Make a bed on the family room floor and watch Christmas cartoons.
We suffered through a couple bad ones before watching the Grinch.
Max might just be my favorite character ever.
 
"He puzzled and puzzled till his puzzler was sore.
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before!
Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store.
Maybe Christmas... perhaps... means a little bit more!". 

Day 22
Make a gingerbread house
 
Day 23
Sing and dance to Barenaked Ladies with your favorite sister…(LPP's idea)
Their song, "Jungle Bells" has been something the girls have danced to with their Dad each year for eons. 
It starts out VERY slowly and then speeds up to a quick tempo. 
 SPF had already rung in the season by dancing with her Daddy and I thought it was sweet of her big sister to some up with this idea. 
I have been forbidden to post the video.


 



















Day 24
Read the Christmas Story from the Bible
Having our youngest read it to us was special.
I also am finding it funny that SPF could barely contain her excitement upon getting her own bedroom, but the instant her sister came home from college, she has been camping out on said sister's bedroom floor.
 
Day 25
Play Happy Birthday to Jesus on your flute for our family
This was not the greatest plan.
The music I printed out for her was too difficult.
So she played for me, but not the family.
All in all , we spent time together reflecting on Christmas as well as our family, friends and strangers.
Not a bad way to spend the past 25 days.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Nice to see that your family is finishing the Christmas season in a more traditional way.