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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Manger

The decorating is finished

 and this week we're baking and tying up any last minute projects.

I came upon something today that I thought was cute and I wanted to share.

While my little ones are fascinated with the twinkly lights on the Christmas tree and the shiny, sparkly ornaments, 

 the one thing that really captivates them is the manger scene.

  I have three of them in different places throughout our home and my youngest children have discovered all of them.  I frequently find them with a chair pulled up to the table or lying on the floor, playing with the animals and the wise men.

  My youngest adores the baby Jesus.  She calls Him her baby.  It's not unusual for me to discover a sheep buried in the couch cushions or a camel sitting on the desk.  Today though, I noticed that the baby Jesus was missing from each of the mangers.  I wondered if maybe she had them tucked away somewhere safe.  Some secret place where she could play with them later.
But I was wrong.
 She found the statue of Mary in our family room and she placed them all there.
This is exactly how I found them.
So sweet.
Even the very young know...especially the very young.

Have a peaceful evening.
xo and God Bless,


Cozy Little House said...

Merry Christmas to you!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

oh my..brought tears to my eyes. how touching...so very sweet! "out of the mouth of babes!" Merry and blessed xmas to you and your lovely family.

Heaven's Walk said...

Awwww....that is SO sweet, Kathleen. You are bringing them up in a way that would be very pleasing to God. He's smiling over this one, I'm sure. :)

xoxo laurie

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

How precious! I gave my grandies the FPrice nativity set several years ago and every Christmas they get it out and play with it - doesn't get any better than that! Merry Christmas! Linda

Rose Garden Romantic said...

So very sweet!!! Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

This is so beautiful....thank you for sharing....

A Very Merry and Blessed Christmas to you and yours...

Lou Cinda

Patina said...

This is one of the sweetest things I've read in a while! You are teaching them what truly matters. Thanks for sharing and hope you and your family have a beautiful and blessed Christmas!

Jeanine said...

How sweet and precious. Your home is beautiful! Thank you for being a blogging inspiration, Merry Christmas to you and your family!
It has been quiet a while since I have posted on my blog, but I finally did today. Please check it out.