Friday, December 11, 2009

Away in a manger...

I would like to introduce you to Mary and Joseph:
Obviously Mary and Joseph are not heading to Bethlehem, they are on their way to a dude ranch.  And poor Mary, she can't find any blankets that cover up her exposed calves and ankles... scandalous for the times, I'm sure.  (Not to mention the swimsuit top she is sporting.)  (And Nora chose both "outfits" all by herself.)

Nora (aka, Mary) is REALLY into the story of the birth of Jesus this year.  She like to play with our nativity scene (it's a Veggie Tales one, plastic, we have small children) and rearrange all the parts.

Today was the first time that she has wanted to actually act it out.  She is Mary (obviously, Mary gets to wear a dress) and Elyn is forced to be Joseph.

She called me back to her room after they had been playing "Mary and Joseph" for a while.  She wanted to show me she had the whole nativity scene ready.
Joseph has changed into her (his?) swimsuit too (we had a short intermission during all the Mary and Joseph playtime to play a little "swimming pool in the living room").  Mary insisted that all the animals be facing Baby Jesus and she and Joseph needed to sit beside each other.

When I went to take the picture, she told Joseph, "Look at Baby Jesus!".

The picture makes me laugh!  I love how the ducky house shoes are a part of the nativity scene too and she has plates of invisible food in front of some of the animals.  (I mean, come on, they were probably hungry!)

I love her heart and her desire to play!

7 comments:

Traci said...

This is so very sweet. I saw your post on fb and had to come on over and read more.

Deborah said...

Okay, this is so funny, and yet sweet at the same time! I'm so glad you took pictures and wrote it all down.

TeamBortzfield said...

Sisters who will play the boy part are the best!

Marty Rhea Hill said...

That was so sweet!!! I love it!

mom said...

a chip off the ol' thespian block! Like mother, like daughter.

Supabloggasuprememama said...

how absolutely precious!

Supabloggasuprememama said...

absolutely wonderful! will we be seeing any crying santa pics this year? I just wanted to let you know Emerson has taken over the role if not. photos coming soon...

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