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Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Kade had a wonderful Christmas party. He loves parties, I can't imagine who he got that from? That cute little man had been waiting for his big day for all of his friends to come over. He was cute the night before we made 12 gingerbread houses, he loved every minute of it. He helped, mix, cute, bake and of course worry if the the little pieces were going to break. We are so lucky to be his parents.
Our cute little host.
Trying to get those darn gingerbread houses to stand. I guess I need to find a better pattern for next year.
Kyle was Santa, and I attempted to be Miss Clause. Kyle told the children the story of the "True Meaning of Christmas." I think for the most part the kids thought he was Santa. Kade thought it was weird that Santa had the same voice as Daddy. Once Kim told him that it Santa was really his Daddy he wasn't scared.
Friday, December 4, 2009
For family home evening we went and picked up a little tree for Kade, he loves it. We learned about the true meaning of the Christmas symbols. Here are a few I found interesting
The Star: A heavenly sign of prophecy fulfilled long, long ago- The shining hope of mankind.
The Color Red: The first color of Christmas, symbolizing that Savior's sacrifice for all.
Christmas Tree: Evergreen- the second color of Christmas shows everlasting light and life. The needles point up to heaven.
The Bell: Rings out to guide lost sheep back to the fold, signifying that all are precious in His eyes.
The Candle: A mirror of starlight, reflecting our thanks for the star of Bethlehem.
The Candy Cane: Represents the shape of the shepherd's crook, used to bring lost lambs back to the fold.
The Wreath: A symbol of the never ending eternal value of love… having no end
Kade dragging his tree to the car. Kade was so excited to pay his $2.00 for his very own Christmas tree. We went to Walmart and he picked out some lights, I let him get colored I had to tell myself "this is his tree, not mine!" I'm not a fan of colored lights. It was such a fun family home evening.
Angie is selling Christmas tress this year across from Zollingers Cold Storage. She has worked really hard to get everything ready. If your in need a beautiful Christmas tree stop by her little Stand from 2-9 pm. They have the best customer service in the valley, at least that is what she says.