Sunday, December 7, 2008

New Christmas Tradition!

Well, we debated over the Elf on the Shelf for a little while now. I heard about it last year at MOPS and the mom's said their kids just loved it. We are Christians and celebrate Christmas as it was intended... Jesus' Birthday, and HE truly is the reason for this season. We will instill all of these values in Kaelyn and I think for this age she understands it as well as she can. She sings "Away in a Manger" so sweet, picks out baby Jesus, Mary, and Joseph from the Nativity Scene, and is purely innocent. We decided this sweet age is the only time she'll be so innocent and have such a wild imagination to enjoy the "magic" of this time of year. This decision will be different for each family, but it was the right one for us.
That being said...
Kaelyn is enjoying "Sammy Noah" so much! That is the name she has given him. She went back and forth on Sammy and Noah so we combined them for her. ;) She wakes up looking for him and says "Don't touch him, Mommy.... He flies in the sky to Santa" hehe (In the book it says don't touch him or his "magic" might go) I wondered how this would work with an almost 2 year old who held ("touched") him when we first pulled him out of the box, but she listens to the story so intently that she is very serious about not touching him. It has been a ton of fun for all of us this year and we can't wait to continue this new tradition for a few years to come! =)



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