Thursday, December 9, 2010

Advent Calendar Day 8

Today's activity was setting up a nativity. The nativity scene is my favorite Christmas decoration. This year I have 3 :) One is a miniature one that is just for Eva and is set up on a little side table in the living room; she is allowed to play with this one on the table, but no where else because the pieces are really small and dangerous for Samuel. The second one is a Fisher Price Little People one and is set up on the window sill and both Sam and Eva can do whatever they want with it! The third one is very special and I love it- it is a Willowtree set and was a gift from my mother-in-law. It's fragile and, this year, I wasn't even going to put it up since I saw how insanely crazy and excited Eva has been with all the Christmas decorations. She doesn't mean to be careless, but she almost can't help herself. She is literally craving one little touch of EVERYTHING.
But, I decided to put a nativity scene in today's pocket because I knew she would love seeing the one from last year and we could go over each piece to further reinforce everything we've been talking about. She drew it out of the pocket and said, "we're doing something with animals?! I see animals!" We pulled each item out of it's box and placed it "just so". We talked and she asked questions and we had a lot of fun just being together. I absolutely cannot wait until Samuel can join in :)

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We're the Wells family. We currently consist of Michael (husband and daddy), Lauren (wife and mama), Evangeline (daughter and princess), and Samuel (son and prince). We live a pretty simple life loving the many blessings that God grants us each and every day.
Mike is a genius carpenter/contractor and works throughout neighboring counties. Lauren stays at home with Eva and Sam most of the time, but works a few days a week as a therapist.
More than anything else, we love being together as a family- trips to the gardens, swimming at Grammie and Papa's house, and bike rides & walks are probably our most frequent activities. We're surrounded by our family (siblings and parents); they all live within 30 minutes of us!
That's us in a nut shell.
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