Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Uncle Gary Visits for Christmas

Cindy's younger brother, Gary, visited us for the Christmas weekend and we all had a great time with him. Cindy and I had great conversations with him and the kids really enjoyed their time with "Uncle Gary." We did a whole lot o' hangin' around the house, and Gary got to participate in an important Christmas tradition in our home: The Doors Book.

The Doors Book is actually an advent book that tells the story of Christmas straight from the Bible in 25 installments. The kids really enjoy the fact that each book has a door that they get to open as we read the story. On December 1 we read the first page, on December 2 we read the first and second page, and so on, all the way through December 25. Through this repetition the kids really learn the story and can practically quote the entire book. We start every Christmas morning with a complete reading of the Doors Book, followed by breakfast and opening gifts by the tree.


At 11:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The book sounds really neat. I was reading the customer reviews on Amazon and had to raise my eyebrow at the whiner who was bothered that Jesus was born on day 7. Not sure why s/he expected Jesus' birth to wait until the 25th--what would the Christmas story be with only Jesus, Joseph, and Mary? My recollection of the story is that there are a lot more people involved and that much of the Christmas story is watching the ripples on the pond.

At 8:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the recommendation, I can't wait to check that book out! We are always looking for ways to bring an understanding of Christmas to the boys' level.


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