Light the Advent Candle Two

Scenes from our busy 2nd Advent weekend

We bound 50 soup cookbooks to sell at the school's Winter Fair.

Helen spent all Friday afternoon decorating the school. I was a proud Mama as I received several phone calls and emails from parents who said they could not have done their work without her. She spent a lot of time designing the Crystal Cookie Cave. It was pretty magical in the dark with twinkling lights, crystals, and sugar cookies.

Here's a little scene from inside the gnome house. Children crawled into this space to view a scene from each of the 4 seasons. On the way out, they could choose their own little gnome to keep.

On Sunday we got out the Christmas decorations. Lou was inspired to make some origami. She created this star.

She also made Christmas cookies for an afternoon tea party where we sat by the fire, admired the decorations, and read about last year in the Christmas journal.

Here's our dining table now--some birds have joined our advent claw/candelabra and our beloved spiral is counting the days to the solstice.

Light the Advent candle two,
think of humble shepherds who,
filled with wonder at the sight,
of the child on Christmas night.

Candle, candle burning bright,
shining in the cold winter night.
Candle, candle burning bright,
fill our hearts with Christmas light.

Greyhaven Pines  – (December 7, 2009 at 10:35 AM)  

The gnome house looks like such fun! The Waldorf school faire in our area had the chidren make gnome houses and my 5-year-old loved it!


sarah  – (December 7, 2009 at 2:14 PM)  

It all looks beautiful. You have been busy indeed!

Dawn  – (December 8, 2009 at 10:14 AM)  

Oh my....that little winter scene is adorable! It sounds like you've all been busy, making the holidays so very lovely.

heather  – (December 9, 2009 at 1:54 PM)  

your family traditions are so beautiful to read about sarah. and my goodness what your girls can accomplish in a couple of days! ;)

Tammy  – (December 10, 2009 at 8:36 AM)  

This was lovely to read. Did all the soup cookbooks sell? If there are any left, I would sure love to buy one. :) Email me and let me know, ok?


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