Thursday, December 26, 2013

Advent Countdown - Day 18 - Argentina & Brazil

Today we were blessed with the gift of help from a sweet sweet friend.  She came over and spent five hours playing with our children, so I could get some sewing done!  I cannot even begin to express my gratitude or what a blessing this was!!!!!

Our Scripture reading was Luke 2:19-20.  Then we started looking at Argentina.  The Nativity scene is an important "decoration" in Argentina.  Considering most of the people of Argentina are Catholic, Advent is normally celebrated.  Fireworks are common at midnight.  In Brazil, fireworks are also common.  The children often hand socks near their windows, for Papai Noel.

Our book for the day was The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg.  We decided to have a yummy "north pole" smoothie to go along with a festive breakfast.