Friday, December 5, 2014

Our Daily Story: The Lights of Christmas

Some posts need music and not a lot of words. Turn this one up, if you'd like. Currently we have this song on repeat. You just can't help but dance to this one. 

So, last night our Advent pocket told us to write a card for someone who wasn't feeling well. As I read the words that I'd written on that paper, I was a little worried that the kids would be disappointed that it wasn't something more exciting. Thankfully with enthusiasm, they set right to work, drawing pictures and stuffing them into an envelope.

Tonight, the pocket had something a little more exciting. I fed them early, had them get dressed in warm clothes and then we opened it up. 
Lights of Christmas! 

We've gone every year since I can remember and this year was the best experience yet. It was cold enough to feel like Christmas is on it's way, but warm enough for no one to complain. The lines were incredibly short and we were able to easily do all of our favorite things. 

I think it must have also been the night for Special Needs folks, since lots were there. I absolutely love interacting with them, you just can't help but smile when you're around them since they're so happy. It's contagious, I think!

Highlights of the evening:
1. Paisley out of the blue telling the Talking Christmas Tree a knock-knock joke about underwear. I never know what's about to come out of that girls mouth. It's hilarious and scary all at the same time.
2. Seeing a gal I've hiked with sing. Holy goosebumps, Batman. She was good.
3. Watching how enamored Eliza was with this bass player (or is that a trombone?). Whatever it was, she loved it. There was something really special about how he sat there all alone, just playing and how she watched him so still and fascinated.
4. The kids plopping down on the benches in the petting zoo like this. Seriously? You'd think they've never slept before or that they'd like to sleep in a barn. It was late, but it wasn't that late!

How was your day? What did you do?


  1. What amazing pictures! Looks like sooo much fun!

  2. Thanks Tori! It was! How's your weekend going?


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