Friday, December 9, 2011

Happy Birthday, Jesus!

Our church had a birthday party for Jesus today.  I was so excited about this!  It seems like so many children’s Christmas events center on Santa: breakfast with Santa, pictures with Santa, movies about Santa.  {We decided this year that we will “do” Santa, but it will be very modified and very small.}  It was so great to go to an event for Russell’s age that was only about Jesus.

I had to get a couple pictures of the kids before we went.  I just love Russell and Meredith’s matching outfits!  Kacki is an awesome seamstress!



We got to church and spotted some friends:



We listened to a few stories and sang “Happy Birthday to You” and “Away in a Manger.”  (In the below picture, Russell was turned around playing with Meredith.  He is usually great about sitting for story time, but he was pretty distracted today for some reason.)


Then we did a quick craft and ate cake!  This was what Russell was waiting for the whole time.  At the beginning of the party, Diane (the leader/coordinator) went through the schedule for the party– well, as soon as Russell heard “cake,” that was it.  He asked me every 5 seconds when we were eating cake.



I know there are no pictures of Meredith at the party, but she was such a good girl.  There was nothing for her to do, but she was very content to play with a package of baby wipes and watch the bigger kids.

Such a fun party!  I do hope Russell is gaining a little understanding of Jesus’ birth.  I can sometimes see his wheels turning when we talk about it.

“And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” ~ Isaiah 9:6

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