Tuesday, December 19, 2006

White Christmas?!?

We have had really strange weather this year. The snow was wonderful all through November; everyone was commenting on how unusual it was to have all of November without a thaw. Then December came and it all melted. This weekend we saw a hard rainstorm, followed by a rainbow! Now it's starting to get colder again. Yesterday was beautiful, and today promises to be about the same: fresh snow on the ground, clear blue skies and SUNSHINE. Now that's what winter should be here!

Here are photos from the past few days of advent:

Feeding raisins to the bag monster
Originally uploaded by fylliska.

. . . on December 16.

Planting our seeds
Originally uploaded by fylliska.

. . . on December 17. They made me laugh so hard on Sunday. I had to bring Raia home from church early. When Jaan returned later with Will, Raia attacked her big brother with enough squeals and hugs to make it seem like she hadn't seen him in a year. And in the midst of that Jaan announced, "We saw fireworks! I wasn't scared, but Papa was."

Christmas carols!
Originally uploaded by fylliska.

. . . on December 18. (Maybe this photo is better?)

We'll continue learning about Jesus tonight with
"December 19 - A hard stone! Can you change this stone into a piece of bread? Do you think Jesus could? Jesus was asked to do just that. Do
know how He handled it? Read: Matthew 4:1-4."

Then we're headed off to the orphanage to enjoy some time with the children and see the Christmas movie Will's going to be showing them.


BabaJulie said...

Tell Jaan that he is a very brave boy! When Papa was his age, he was VERY afraid of fireworks and covered his eyes and ears and hid!! (I guess he doesn't do that now!! (: )

Oh! We had the Family Christmas get-together at Ann and Floyd's this year. I was telling Elaine Pruitt about Raia feeding the cookies to the doll's bellybutton. And, her immediate reaction was, "Well, at least she's not trying to nurse her trucks!!" She has three boys! (I told her that she HAD to read your blog!) Love you all!!

Phyllis said...

Hee hee! Nursing trucks?!?! Did you tell her that both of our children nurse dolls and stuffed animals?

And according to Jaan, Papa is still afraid of fireworks! They had to run away, because Papa was afraid. . . not Jaan.

BabaJulie said...

Oh, yes! I told her that she needed to start reading the blog because you all have a lot in common! Only your children are trying to nurse dolls and stuffed animals, at least! She said when the trucks crashed and got a boo-boo, they had to be nursed!!