Saturday, December 6, 2008

Birthday Party for Jesus

Today we had our annual birthday party for Jesus.  We have been doing this with Abigail, Abbe and Olivia for 3 or 4 years now.  It is a great time with the kids that we can focus on Jesus' birth.  I like the small group because it is more close knit and just a special time and our little tradition to share.  Today was great.  We did a scavenger hunt to find out what God wants for Christmas. 

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Elijah and Doug are at a birthday party now at pump-it-up.  Sarah is napping.  We have a Sunday School workers party tonight at Mr. Todd's and Mrs. Kim's house.  Tomorrow after church the kids have a Christmas party with Santa at Jennifer's.  We have a busy weekend, but it is so much fun!!

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