A tower of treats from my sweet sister, Joy. :-)
Gifts for the first Sunday of Advent.
The kids all got a flashlight for their first gift, a very useful and enjoyed item that we buy for them about once a year and they try to make them last. The other advent gifts for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sundays: slippers, tickets to a live production of Wizard of Oz and a new book.
Cheerful snowflake dresses! Not everybody is feeling the cheer. :(
The beautiful tree that Will picked, being beautifully decorated by all of the Jones children.
He's 14 and still loves getting out his own ornaments and hanging them up.
A friend sent me a link to a website with a printable paper nativity. Amelia, Cecily and Elijah spent a morning coloring, cutting and talking about Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, the animals, and the wise men. We read a children's book about Christ's birth before we worked on it, to make the story fresh in their minds.
Here is the link for this cute printable: paper nativity