Thursday, December 26, 2013

Advent Countdown - Day 19 - Costa Rica & Guatemala

We started our reading today in Micah 5:2-5.  Then we started looking at Costa Rica and Guatemala.  In Costa Rica, tropical flowers are often used to decorate.  Tamales are the dinner of choice after the Midnight Mass.  In Guatemala, the Nativity scene is popular.  They often use dyed sawdust in bright colors in their scenes.

Our book for today was The Baker's Dozen, by Aaron Shepard.  What a great book!!!!  To go along with the story, we spent the day baking cookies.  Here are some of our delights.