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a bjd christmas – dec 8 faith candle

  • Posted on December 8, 2019 at 1:05 pm

on the second sunday of advent kiri and annalise lit the second candle.
dec 8
The second candle represents faith and is called “Bethlehem’s Candle.” Micah had foretold that the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem, which is also the birthplace of King David. lighting this candle symbolizes the preparations being made to receive the Christ child.

a bjd advent – dec 7 sledding

  • Posted on December 7, 2019 at 2:12 pm

going sledding
going sledding
as a light snow fell meg took eilidh and crystal sledding
cricket sledding
crystal brought her own sled
cricket sledding
cricket sledding
cricket sledding
turns out she needs a lot more practice ! 🙂

a bjd christmas – dec 6 – letters to santa

  • Posted on December 6, 2019 at 1:37 pm

dec 6
today’s activity was writing their letters to santa
dec 6
the girls had a pretty good idea of what they wanted
dec 6
so did the boys, but afraid that santa might have them on the naughty list (and for good reason) noah and emrys came up with a cunning plan
dec 6
when the letters were all done noah and cricket went to the mail box and posted them all

a bjd advent dec 5 – outdoor decorations

  • Posted on December 5, 2019 at 9:58 pm

cricket and edwin worked hard tonight string lights and setting up the outdoor creche
dec 5 - outdoor decorations
dec 5 - outdoor decorations

a bjd advent – dec 4 the very long day

  • Posted on December 4, 2019 at 8:34 pm

meg had a lot of christmas shopping left to do, so she decided to make a day of it
dec 4
first stop chapters to get books for all the kids, she especially wanted to find a boxed set of the narnia books for eilidh

to pass the time while she was gone, the little girls worked on a giant christmas puzzle
dec 4
koko decided to “help”
dec 4
no no! bad kitty!
dec 4
next stop toysrus, for toys of course
dec 4
dovey pointed out pieces for the other girls to put in. she had a good top view from her chair
dec 4
then she headed over to the fabric store to get material to make christmas aprons
dec 4
as the day passed the puzzle started to come together
dec 4
winners was next – the kids are growing fast and all need new clothes
dec 4
they got farther…
dec 4 at lowes
some of the christmas light strings got broken last year, so she stopped at the hardware store for new ones
dec 4
and farther…
dec 4
more shopping at the craft store to get supplies for the advent crafts, and a few more for stocking stuffers
dec 4
till at last they were done!
dec 4
as the afternoon was ending meg headed to the yarn shop for some last minute christmas knitting
dec 4
they were so excited about finishing that they woke eilidh up from her nap
dec 4
last stop of the day was a store called “destination christmas” for some extra christmas decorations. with the snow starting to fall, meg headed home
dec 4
“megs been gone a very long time, do you think she is ever coming back?”
“i’m sure she will be home soon”
eildih replied
dec 4
just then a voice called out “i’m home!” and in came meg with arms full of bags
dec 4

a bjd advent dec 3 – christmas stories

  • Posted on December 3, 2019 at 8:13 pm

after a busy day playing, the girls were happy to cuddle up with eilidh and listen to one of their favorite books, “the best christmas pageant ever”
dec 3 christmas stories

a bjd advent – dec 2 operation christmas child boxes

  • Posted on December 2, 2019 at 6:58 pm

the girls got together today and packed shoe boxes for operation christmas child
making shoe boxes
first they covered the boxes with wrapping paper.
packing boxes
packing boxes
then they filled them to the brim with toys and goodies. they had lots of fun deciding what to put in, and trying to make it all fit!
occ girl
they packed a girl box
occ boy
and a boy box

a bjd advent – dec 1 hope candle

  • Posted on December 1, 2019 at 5:12 pm

starting the 24 days of advent
dec 1 is the first sunday of advent , so they lit the first candle tonight.
advent sunday hope candle
eilidh explanis to crystal that “The first candle symbolizes hope and is called the “Prophet’s Candle.” The prophets of the Old Testament, especially Isaiah, waited in hope for the Messiah’s arrival. lighting this candle opens the period that anticipates Christmas and remembers those who first spoke the promise of the coming Christ child.”