Away In A Manger

Ian's_Manger.sceneHope you are having a great day!  Can you believe it’s just 7 days until Christmas?  If you are like me, there is still so much to be done.

On Sunday, Ian wrote a book about Christmas and drew several pictures.  Here is his drawing of the manger scene with the shepherds and wise men and angel and animals.  “The Book of Christmas” was written and illustrated by Ian.

The story as told by Ian,  “First you need to set up the manger.  Then you need to put up your Christmas tree. Then you go to bed and sleep.  You then wake up and go downstairs.  Then you see if you got coal or a gift in your stocking.  Then you see if you get presents or coal.  The End.”

This drawing was my favorite.  He made a very similar photo that we have as an ornament on our tree.

I am so thrilled this year he understands what Christmas is about — the birth of our Savior, Christ the Lord. It is exciting to realize he really likes the story of the manger and all of the animals, the angel delivering the message and the shepherds and their sheep coming as well as the 3 Wise Men coming and bringing gifts.

And, I asked him one time, “Isn’t it cool that we get gifts on Jesus’ birthday?”  He said, “Yes it is Mommy.”  He also likes Santa and is still wondering what Santa will bring to him and what treats we should leave before he goes to bed.

One week from today is Christmas.  Between now and then we will be celebrating and exchanging gifts with each side of the family.  That will be fun and include great time together as well as terrific food.  Then Christmas morning, Ian will awaken from his bed and go down to see what gifts he has received from Santa and his Mommy and Daddy.  That afternoon will be more with other family and friends as well.

The week of Christmas is always full of magic and fun.  I so enjoy seeing it all through Ian’s eyes!  He knows that Jesus is the Reason for the Season!