Monday, December 5, 2011

an early gift

According to our Advent Activity Calendar, day four directed the girls to open an early present.  I have to be honest.  This present was as much for me as it was for them.  I have wanted this for years.  

 I wanted a creche that was beautifully made, yet functional.  And functional for a three year old means she can play hard and it won't break.

We put the creche together by ourselves, which is a feat in itself as I have a terrible time following directions.  You know it's bad when your three year old is looking at the pieces and the picture and telling you what to do.

We like to read The Jesus Story Book Bible.

Abby liked using the both the pictures from the story and the characters during play.  There was a lot of singing about the beautiful baby.  She has just started to engage in imaginative play contently by herself.  As you can guess, hearing a three year old retell the Christmas story is pretty awesome.  My favorite part was Mary and Joseph using their cells phones to call their aunts and uncles with the good news.  :)

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful nativity set!

    I hope you had a beautiful Christmas! Wishing you all the best in 2012!