Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas Nativity

Yesterday we had the opportunity to go to a church building that had over 500 nativities set up.  They were beautiful and The whole thing was very peaceful.  They gym was filled with them and although there were tons of people everyone was quiet except for the harp playing in the background.  It was so nice to look at all of the depictions of the Saviors birth.  Tucker even enjoyed looking at them.  He liked to find the ones that had angels on the roof.   Here are two of my favorites.
 Some of the nativities were beautiful while others were unique, funny, and even homemade. 
Here you can see a mouse one, a cowboy one, one with only animals, one that is tiny and put into an 1" bottle, one from South Africa made out of corn husks, and one from Nigeria.
After all the nativities they had a kids room set up where the children could dress up in costumes.  Tucker liked to be the king.  You can also see he was a Shepard and we made Penelope wear the angel costume.  The bottom right picture is right before we walked in.  Tucker was tired because he slept on the drive and it was during his nap time.  I think it really shows in the picture.  He also isn't wearing shoes because right when we walked into the church he took his shoes off.  I tried to explain to him that he needs to put his shoes back on but he was so tired and out of it I just let it go.

Once we got home we turned the computer on for the Christmas Devotional.  It is always so uplifting to hear the first presidency speak.  We had fun cuddling up on the couch as a family eating candy canes while we listened.  I was telling Bob how nice it would be if we could do the same thing every Sunday in December.


Bob said...

I like the 1" bottle one.

The Abel family said...

How fun for you guys Did you get my e-mail about the video of our local exhibit? On my computer the picture of Tucker is on the bottom right :)

Mary-Anne said...

That is really neat. My mom collects nativities so she would've loved that! She doesn't have that many, but she has a lot! :) She has one from Uruguay that is kind of like that African one. I think it's so cool.