Saturday, December 20, 2008

Great Kid's Christmas Book

I love my local library! We go every other week to the pre-schooler story time, and to check out new books! This past time I found a really great book created by the awesome author/illustrator duo who does the Bear books: Bear Snores On, Bear's New Friend, etc. Well, they did the cutest Christmas book called Mortimer's Christmas Manger, about a mouse who is looking for a house, and finds his people's Nativity set. He wants to move into the manger, which leaves this little baby statue without a home. Mortimer overhears his people telling the Christmas story (which they do a much better job of than most Christian books out there!) and decides that the baby Jesus needs the home more than him. So he puts the baby Jesus statue back in the manger and prays, asking God for a new home. The ending is super cute, and my son just loves it! I won't spoil the surprise, but this is a great book for pre-schoolers, to talk to them about some good Christian Christmas traditions, and enjoy some beautiful illustrations.

Sorry I haven't posted in a month! My computer's hardrive is full, so I can't download my pictures, or do hardly any work without causing crashes! It has been so difficult, though I have been filling my time with lots of sewing! 

I am doing almost all handmade Christmas gifts this year! I have invented a few new sewing creations but I can't tell you what they are yet, because I haven't given them out, and I don't want to ruin the surprise! I'll post some photos later! 

Also, earlier this week I folded 25 gift boxes out of cute Christmas scrapbooking paper to put my homemade chocolate goodies in for my husband to give to his friends at work. 

The whole family also had a blast painting some pottery for the grandmas! We did it at this wonderful studio where you pick out your bisque pottery, paint it, then leave it for them to glaze and fire in the kiln. We don't get to pick them up for a couple more days, but I am so excited with anticipation of how wonderful they will turn out!

Oh, my husband just graduated from grad school with his master's (in computer science!) so Hurray! We have kinda been putting the computer's needs on hold so that he could study, do his homework, work on his papers and his projects and take his final. But that is all done with, so hopefully my poor computer will get some luvin' now! Which will hopefully lead to a plethora of blog posts, and uploading pictures of items to put in my etsy store!