ATTITUDE IS A LITTLE THING THAT MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE. ~ Winston Churchill
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Christmas Story Advent
This year I decided to do something a little different to count down the days until Christmas. I got together 24 children Christmas books (some new ones along with favorites we've collected over the years) and wrapped each one separately. Each night we read a few verses relating to the birth of Christ and then let Winston pick a story to open and read for bed time. He's loved this and so have I. I thought I'd share a few of our favorites
The book pictured above "The Sweet Smell of Christmas" was a favorite of mine as a child. All three of my boys have loved it too. How can you not love a story that has yummy scratch and sniff pages?
What would Christmas be without a great nativity story with wonderful pictures and verse.
This is one of the new books I bought this year. It's about a camel named Humphrey who carried the treasures of the three kings and was able to meet and present the Christ child with his own gift - a wonderful and touching story.
This fun and silly alphabet book is Winston's favorite story this year. It's full of darling pictures and a fun verse about a family's Christmas Eve with relatives from A to Z.
What would Christmas be without Phineas and Ferb. This is a fun story about how these boys find the perfect Christmas Tree for their city.
What would Christmas be without this old classic - The Night Before Christmas. We've owned this book since Zack and Bo were little and have read it every year on Christmas Eve - keeping the magic of Christmas alive.
I've so enjoyed our nightly story time. This is a tradition we'll continue each year.
"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong because at some point in your life, you will have been all of these."
“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children...to leave the world a better place...to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” Ralph Waldo Emerson