Yesterday after school the kids and I went outside to collect pine cones from our backyard. Our next project was going to be glitter pine cone ornaments.
This project was very messy, but we all loved the results! To make this ornament we simply painted the pine cones with Elmer's glue, sprinkled on the glitter, allowed them to dry, then with hot glue I attached the ribbons onto the bottom of the pine cone.
Later in the evening, after dinner we all sat around to listen to another bible story, from Matthew chapter one. We learned about the genealogy of Jesus and about the way Joseph found out that Mary, his soon to be wife was pregnant with the son of God. As a family we discussed how Joseph must have felt and how we might feel if we were in his situation. The kids are so good to listen to the stories and to join in on the conversation, and even ask and answer questions themselves.
This Christmas season has only just begun and we are already greatly blessed by it.