It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like….

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
This collection of toys might not look like a Nativity scene at first glance to the untrained eye; but as soon as I spied it, I was sure that was what it was.

Now that the stores and some of our neighbors are putting out their Christmas decorations, Bella has intuited that it’s time to join in the preparations. Christmas creativity doesn’t wait until Mama gets out the family creche at the beginning of Advent.

Here you can see that Bella and Sophie have constructed a Nativity scene out of the raw materials they had on hand. The stable is an old booster seat set on one of the bins of kids clothing that is waiting to be sorted out. That’s Jesus in the bowl, aka manger. (Nice how an eating vessel for people stands in for the animal’s feed trough.) Princess Belle is Mary (notice the sock is her veil) while one of the apostles is Joseph. The orange rattle bear is a shepherd and you can see a few sheep. Bella informed me that the legos and curved blocks are also sheep. Then of course you have the obligatory donkey, goose, horse, and don’t forget the elephants.

The three wise men (more apostles) were in a little bowl on the floor; but Bella added them in at Dom’s prompting:

The wise men!
The wise men.

2 Responses to It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like….

  1. Kathy November 23, 2011 at 11:02 am #

    So cute!  Have a wonderful Thanskgiving!

  2. Kate Wicker November 23, 2011 at 12:29 pm #

    He’s absolutely edible.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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