Birthday Party For Jesus

Last Sunday we were invited to a sweet friend’s house to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.  The idea was to give the children a chance to learn the real reason for the season.  I was in charge of bringing bananas for the healthy snack buffet.  We were also asked to bring a gift to donate to a local charity.

It was a wonderful afternoon spent with a bunch of families that we have not seen since our Lab School days.

Our hostess gathered all of the children around the massive Christmas tree and read the story of Jesus.  Afterward, she let them go nuts at 3 different craft stations that were set up on the back porch.  The children could decorate sugar cookies, decorate tree ornaments and make a paper chain advent calendar.

The cookies were top on my boys’ priority list, of course!

Then Wildman took a turn with making an advent calendar.  He’s gotten so good with using scissors.

I ended up bringing the craft stick tree ornaments home for them to decorate.  My boys had had enough of the crafts after about half an hour. The lure of the trains and other toys was just too strong.

When cupcake time rolled around the boys dropped the toys like a bad habit 🙂  Cutie Pie’s face in the above photo cracks me up.  He looks ridiculously giddy about diving into that cupcake!

Check out this flower mural from the playroom:

The flowers in the mural matched the flowers on the futon cover in the playroom.  So cute!

I didn’t take a photo of the flowers in the kitchen but our hostess had a similar thing going on in there.  The flowers beneath the kitchen window match the pattern on the valence.  I wish I was able to paint murals…  I would do mini-murals all over my house!