So on to day 1:
We read Isaiah 11:1-10
We see through this scripture that the promised Messiah will come from the line of Jesse, hence the name "Jesse tree". Jesse was the father of David, which Joseph was a descendant of.
I am looking foward to Christmas this year and having a simple, worhsipful time as a family to celebrate Christ. Michael and I feel very strongly about teaching our children that Christmas is not about the presents we get or about Santa or even about the fun times we will have baking cookies, it is about Christ. We plan to do plenty of fun things and will even have presents to give and receive, but that is not why we celebrate Christmas.
Back to the tree. So the ornament for today, I cut out a circle, kinda shaped like an ornament. Michael brought in some extra branches, which we cut small and glued in the shape of a tree on the ornament, to symbolize the tree. Sarah Kate really enjoyed this and I think it will be a great way to start each day this month.
After having our craft time, we headed off to get our friend Haynes, go visit our friend at the nursing home and head home for play time. Sarah Kate decided that Haynes needed decorating too, which Haynes thought was hilarious till she started using the necklaces as a leash.... oh my!