Monday, December 9, 2013

Advent Countdown - Days 7 & 8

Day 7

What a day!  With it being the weekend, we didn't study any particular country.  We did, however, read our Bible, a book, and complete a craft.  First, though, we headed to home Depot for some fun.  The first Saturday of the month, Home Depot holds a fun filled free building workshop for the kids.  This month's was making a wooden tic-tac-toe game.  The kids have a blast hammering and gluing.  Once we were done there, we did some shopping.  While the majority of our shopping is done, the kids get a new Christmas outfit each year, so we have been getting those.  If anyone has a suggestion for our oldest, we would love to hear it!  We would love to find a Christmas dress for her, but finding one long enough seems next to impossible :/

Our Bible verses were Luke 1:18-25.  We also read Dream Snow, by Eric Carle.  The kids seemed to really enjoy the whimsicalness of the story :)  Since the kids completed the project at Home Depot, we held off on any other projects.

Day 8

Church!  Oh how blessed we are with a Bible teaching, God fearing, neighbor loving church!  The sermon was convictional and encouraging all at the same time!

Our Bible verses for today were Luke 1:26-38.  Our book was one of my absolute favorites - The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey, by P.J. Lynch.  If you have not read this one, I would HIGHLY recommend getting it, either by buying it, or borrowing it from the library.  Our craft was a little different - making shaped pizzas.  FUN!!!