This year, I added 3 new nativity scenes to my collection. I'm to the point where most of the nativity scenes I see look a lot like ones I already have. I'm always on the lookout for interesting/nontraditional ones. Maybe even something that would wind up on The list of worst nativity scenes (thanks, KVS) mainly for conversation purposes.
Anyway, here are the 3 newest ones. In no particular order:
(also notice the kids' picture with Santa in the background. Apparently, much like Jesus, Santa is always watching. ;-))
|dibs does not count with 4 year olds. Daughter pleaded her case that because she loves baby Jesus so much she should be the one who got to paint him. She won.|
In the spirit of full disclosure, I will admit that what I pictured in my head as being a lovely family moment of painting and talking about Jesus's birth and just enjoying each other, turned into me losing my patience and yelling something I don't even remember but I do remember it wasn't Christ-like and it definitely wasn't a shiny example of how to parent toddlers. (sigh) I think I let my resentment about having to settle for painting a shepherd, Mary and a sheep cloud my judgement on that one.
|this final one I picked up at Jo-ann when I was yarn shopping right before Thanksgiving.|
We had a great Christmas. Lots of fun, food and family time. We talked a lot about Mr. Scrooge and the Christmas spirit and, of course, about Baby Jesus.