Monday, December 17, 2007
Day 16 - Nativity
Today Sabrina and CC received their first shared gift--a little wooden nativity scene. We have a beautiful Spanish nativity set, but it's made of ceramic and fragile, and I really did not want to stress about it getting broken. So I got this adorable and sturdy set. I also got this book that explains the historic and religious reasons for our Christmastime traditions, and so we learned about, acted out and talked about the Nativity story pretty much all day. Telling and retelling and hearing Sabrina tell the story of Jesus made me feel the season a little more deeply. It was also fun to see Sabrina's no-nonsense reenactment of events: "The fairy angel is flying through the air and sees the three kings." Then the "fairy angel" addresses the three kings: "Jesus is born. Do you have the gifts?"