Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Jesse Tree

Isaiah 11:1 "Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse, and a branch from his roots will bear fruit."
Isaiah 53:2 "For He grew up before Him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of parched ground."
We started our Jesse Tree today. It has been a few years since I last did it with Rachel and look forward to going through the Scriptures again with the girls and showing the story of Christ from Genesis. We will only put the star on the top of the tree on Christmas eve - the star above our Saviours Birth Place.
And I know December is not the correct time of year for His birth. But it's a great opportunity for us to preach the Christ of Christmas.
We made sure we got advent calenders for the girls as we knew Nana would want us to spend a bit of their Christmas money on these. I think Ruth must have asked at least 6 times for another chocolate. Hopefully she will quickly understand that it's just 1 a day. :D
This morning while Ruth slept in a little Hannah played "baby" again.
You are a cuty pie.
She loves standing up on these chairs to play the little piano.
I also wanted to show you how our salt crystals are going. The rock salt is not forming on the string under the water AT ALL. It is just soaking up the string, first forming crystals on the string (above the water) and now it's even spreading alone the pencil. It's great fun to watch.
The table salt continues to produce beautiful square blocks but the Epsom salts are only creating tiny threads of crystals. You can spot one long one going off to the left of the string. They were even longer but they are so fragile that a small pump the other day and they all broke off.
Rachel's new Narnia cd for work well done in November.
Another win in the photo competition this week. I am getting quite a reputation in the area. :D

And finally Rachel and I are making progress on this years presents for the Ballet teacher and Brownie leader. They are the eggs that we emptied a while ago - we are finally getting to decorate them and have decided to turn them into Christmas decorations.

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