After finishing the Yule Log on Christmas Eve, we donned hats/scarves/gloves and our little candles and went caroling to deliver some simple treats to our friends and neighbors. We were graciously received and had a LOT of fun! After 10 houses, the children, though freezing, still wanted to continue! But we reminded them that there were still more Christmas Eve activities waiting at home!
As soon as we returned home, we began dressing in our Nativity "costumes". Angel wanted to be the angel, Grins, the innkeeper, shepherd and wiseman, and Wiggles chose to be Baby Jesus. That is, until she learned that her part involved simply lying in the manger; at which point she decided to play the part of Mary, "if Daddy is 'Thoseph' ". I was the narrator and photographer. We read Luke 2 and acted along, pausing for hymns in the appropriate places.
|Tell me that's not the cutest little Mary you've ever seen - with the Baby Jesus in her tummy poking out the top of her shirt.|
|Mary rides the donkey to Bethlehem.|
And she brought forth her afirstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the binn.