Friday, December 24, 2010

December . . .

Our month has been a busy, fulfilling, inspiring one. We have had our hands and minds busy with service, gifts, and learning. Our hearts have been filled with the spirit of the season, the reminder of the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ and why we are here on this earth. Here are some pictures that share some of what we have been doing.

The theme for our tree decorating this year was "Family Tree". We covered frames from the dollar store with silver wrapping paper and filled each one with a black and white photo of every member of our immediate families. It has been wonderful to go through out our day and see their beautiful, smiling faces all month long.

We hope you have had a wonderful month as well. May you all have a very Merry Christmas and may the Lord bless you and your families.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Inspiring Thoughts . . .

Last week, we received a wonderful surprise from Grandma.

This book has a section to be read each day of December until Christmas day. The topics are simple and inviting. The stories are wonderful, classic, and inspiring. The authors have added scripture to help reinforce the Lords thoughts on each topic. We have been reading the daily sections and enjoying them, coming away feeling uplifted and inspired. Thanks Grandma and Grandpa!!

This time of year is so enchanting, fun, and sacred. It is often difficult for the little ones to be patient in their enthusiasm for Christmas day, but also to teach them the true meaning of Christmas. We have been trying a few things and will continue to reinforce the birth of Jesus and the "reason for the season".

We have made a paper chain to use for a couple of things. First, this will help the littles in understanding when Christmas will arrive. Secondly, I put on each link the topic that we will read about in the above book. This will help to reinforce what we read.

What do you do to help your little ones? Enjoy!