Who needs sleep? This weekend we packed in all the fun and celebration that we could find. We started off by doing a quick trip to Beaver to be with the family there. We did lip sync performances, played family feud, and a gingerbread house competition. Needless to say there was plenty of competing going on.
We then spent Christmas Eve with cousins playing board games and seeing Christmas lights. It was so much fun! The kids all loved being with each other. Dance Revolution on the X-Box got out all the energy for the evening.
Lucky Dragon and Koala Bear set out cookies and carrots. Luckily, they leave some carrots for the "reindeer" so Santa and his helper can have something more than cookies to eat while they set out gifts.
This year our congregation Primary gave each family a "manager" with the challenge to place straw in it for each good deed or act of service throughout the month of December. The goal was to have each strand make the cradle softer for the baby Jesus. It was such a great way to focus more on the Savior and doing good deeds all December. We tried to serve others and to find ways to point out when others served us. Jesus sat on the park bench of the German village like a homeless person until we could set him in his cradle Christmas morning.
Earlier in the month we had been studying all the bible accounts of the birth of the Savior and tonight we also studying the Book of Mormon account as a family.
|All ready to unwrap the ball for a game!|