Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Advent day 11

Originally uploaded by fylliska.

While Will was hiding the bags, lighting the candles and getting the living room ready, we made hot chocolate and tea. Jaan and Raia were thrilled to find heart cookies and share a special snack.

Originally uploaded by fylliska.

"Слава Богу"
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Jaan always wants to sing "слава Богу" ("praise God") and nothing else, so last night we switched to learning a different Christmas carol: "Слава, слава Богу в вышних." Papa even let him help play it on the guitar! (Note the book lying open there. Jaan usually uses the animal book that has been his favorite since he was a baby as his hymnbook. It makes perfect sense to me, looking at God's creatures and praising Him!)

Cleaning up
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This made me laugh. When we were done, Jaan helped me clean up. We were too early, though. Raia wasn't done eating. She came back with her crumbly cookies, so Jaan sat right by her with the vacuum and cleaned up crumbs as she dropped them.

Next reading:
"December 12 - We use the cross as a symbol, representing Jesus. Do you know why? Read: Phillipians 2:1-11."


Anonymous said...

Never do I tire of seeing the pictures and reading about how your children are learning vital truth in a very creative way. With tears of joy and loads of love....

Anonymous said...

P-- today is my Dr. appt where they decide if they can turn the baby. (of course God can turn her any time!) Please pray that we would have faith regardless of the Dr's opinion.

Love you!

Anonymous said...

I am loving these pictures!! we miss you! Tell Jaan hello from Caleb #2 :)

BabaJulie said...

Such great pictures! Will reading to the children, reminds me of the pictures we have of Bernie, reading the Christmas story on Christmas morning! And, tell Jaan Baba Julie says, "Keep up the good work"!! I love to see a young man who doesn't mind helping with the housework!! Love you all!!

Anonymous said...

My kids are loving watching Jaan and Raia do their advent. Each morning they want to come to the computer to check what they got for their little treasure! =)