Sunday, November 30, 2008

First Sunday in Advent

I'm really striving to make bed by 10:00 p.m. so this post began last night and I'll finish it now. LOL Family, friends...I sure hope you enjoy all these inane photos and they give you a sense of living the Season with us. LOL Of course, with my memory as it is, I have to blog to REMEMBER what we do. ::snort::

The day was FULL.

We attended chapel. We enjoyed lunch as a family.

We had our first devotional.

Zander graduated from topping the tree to LIGHTING the FIRST Advent candle.


Who says inductive study has to be boring? I didn't have copies printed yet for the children to mark so we simply did actions for various words and discussed the questions. This is the sign for Bethlehem - I don't know WHY....because I wanted to see the young men do it? (No time to lighten this photo).

They really did participate - but Jamin wasn't about to snap their photos. Payback ya' know?

Mike took Nolan to Nutcracker practice. Mike went to the gym.


Jamin and I went to the mall, Walmart and Sam's. "10 and 2 son, 10 and 2."


We completed two Advent projects (details below).

Zander wanted a "ticket" and so Mike set him to folding...he thought it was terribly hard. ::snort::


We forgot our first Sunday gift and pulled it out later. Mad libs....what fun.

Stacia pulled each little book from the bag and gave it to whoever she felt it would work for.




We ended the day creating a few mad lib stories. Mike read a chapter out of Great Brain for the younger boys. We've not decided if we want to do a Jotham book this year. It was a very full day to begin a very full season. Why can't I accomplish this much in a "normal" month?

©2008 D.R.G.


Debbie said...

Oh, I just love all the everyday pictures. Please, please don't ever stop. What a full day.

Anonymous said...

Sis: We are envisioning your advent activities. What enjoyment and fun. Goodness Stacia has grown so much and love the haircut which makes her look so cute etc.

So is Stacia now the tree topper? :)

Still putting out nativities. Each one has a memory attached almost. We may not put up an inside tree this year..... putting some outside.

l/p Mom T

Jodi said...

Stacia and Zander have done grear with their new bigger kid jobs!

You are fitting in so much fun despite being busy!