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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Nativity Scene

This is the beautiful Willow Tree Nativity Scene that my mom surprised me with last Christmas. I was so excited and love it so much that I need to make a confession. Whispers I leave it up all year. We keep in on the top of a tall bookshelf in our living area. I only turn the spot lights on it during the holiday season though.

Hunter has taken an extreme liking to it in the last couple weeks. Most days after after a long day at work, we get home, and Hunter starts pointing up to it. So, I scoop him up and bring him to eye level with the beautiful scene. He knows that he can't hold the characters, but I take them out individually and he touches them gently. When I take them out one by one I tell him the name of it and also try to think of a fun story or facts about them.

I would love to say that all his interest lies in the little Baby Jesus, but that would not be the truth. He is obsessed with the sheep. Every time I pick up a new object he just point and says "seep, seep" (Translation: "Sheep, Sheep") Every once in awhile he will even throw in a "Baa, Baa".

Anyways, I have heard that for small children, one of the earliest ways for them to understand Jesus, Joseph, and Mary is through a nativity scene. For that reason, I am so happy to leave the scene out all year so that hopefully he will continue to show interest and one day understand the importance of our Savior, Baby Jesus.

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Jesse is active duty Air Force and is originally from southern Minnesota. He has also managed to become a follower of just about every hobby known to man (which drives his wife crazy!).

Henry was born on July 4, 2007. His hobbies include playing with his squeaker toys, barking a little girls, dock jumping, going to the dog park, and being spoiled rotten by his grandparents.

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