Monday, December 15, 2008

The Nativity

Last week we got to take the kids to see this live nativity up in Highland that we found out about at the last minute. It was way cool. We were first greeted by shepherds that pointed the way to go, which we followed, to be met by more shepherds warning of the Roman soldiers. Then we were stopped by the Roman soldiers because they spotted Ryder, and they demanded we tell them how old he was. They were all serious. Then we let the kids pet the camel and we walked through "the streets of Bethlehem". We saw the sheep, and the donkey, and then we were led up the hill to a small stable where Mary and Jesus were, with baby Jesus. It was very neat, I only wish we would have found out about it sooner!

...A Lot Like Christmas

Last weekend we were invited to go on a little train ride called the "Polar Express". It is a little train that you sit on and have a little ride on around 2 or 3 properties owned by this family. They take you to the "North Pole" to see Santa. It was very fun the kids had a blast! Santa had a message of Christ, the true meaning of Christmas and talked to the kids about gifts that you can not wrap. After that the train took us through several scenes of Christ's life through big paintings lit up along the way... very cool.