Saturday, December 22, 2007

Happy Birthday Jesus!

On Friday we celebrated Jesus' birthday with a very special birthday party!
We did several crafts. In this picture we're all painting a gift box for Jesus. We're going to draw a picture of what we want to give Jesus this year (ex. a picture of us being kind, picture of us sharing, a picture of us with Jesus in our heart, etc). We're going to put the "gift" for Jesus in the box and put it under our tree on Christmas Eve. This is a great, tangible way for the kids to remember that Christmas is really about Jesus and what He really wants for Christmas is us. Jesus wants to have a relationship with us and He wants us to have the fruit of the spirit in our lives.
Emma working on her box!
Nathan was a very serious painter!
Miss. Mandy overseeing Tanyon's creation.
Christian playing with baby Addie. He was fascinated with her and crawled around on the floor with her.

Our next project was decorating birthday cakes for Jesus. Each family got their own cake to decorate (although Emma and Christian both shared a cake because they're both sick....we wanted to keep their germs contained to a cake that we don't plan on eating).
Check out the intense sprinkle situation on this cake.
Emma and Christian created quite a masterpiece.

All the kids blowing out the candle on their cakes!!

Happy Birthday Jesus!!! We love you!!!


the*4*of*us said...

how fun!!! you guys always look like you have a great time together!

Anonymous said...

A totally fun tradition! And our family loved sharing this special time with the Chattertons, Furnishes and Shaws this year! It was such a special way to begin the week of Christmas festivities!

Katy said...

How GREAT! I love the idea of the gift box for Jesus - I may steal that idea for next year!!!! I wish we lived closer so we could have these parties together!!!