Monday, December 17, 2007

'ativity scene


Oliver was quite excited about setting up the 'ativity scene this year. We bought it last year after Christmas, so this is really its first year with us. As with last year, Oliver bemoaned the lack of a sheep. One simply cannot have shepherds without sheep, now, come on! So this year we added a couple of sheep and a chicken. Notice the prominence of animals in this scene "behind the bushes." Note, also, the lion in the background--"Lions live in caves, you know." It's wonderful and a bit disarming to anticipate Christmas with an almost-four year old. Here's hoping anticipation and advent are lively among you!

4 comments:

Krista Givens said...

I love the little lion peeking out of the cave... but it looks so friendly. Not as if it's going to pounce on the baby jesus and all his well-wishers... only in my brain did that whole drama just play out...

molly said...

Is that an angel with a magic wand? 'Cause that'd be rad. I'd dress up as an angel for Christmas if I could have a magic wand.

Krista Givens said...

i think its the star molly, you know the one over the manger... i think the angel was holding it on a stick

molly said...

darn.