Wow, that's a lot to cram in to one post, huh?! I will try to keep it all short and sweet!
The third light of Advent is the light of beasts,
Light of hope that shines in the greatest and the least...
Sheep appeared and circled our Advent wreath to represent the animal kingdom.
We added our animals to the manger. Currently, the only animal we have for our Nativity is Mary's donkey (look here to find out why our set up is small).
K added her own decoration to our Advent wreath to celebrate St. Lucia day (which was also yesterday). It's a picture Mel of Haddy2Dogs gave her at the Winter Faire.
Santa Lucia, Thy light is glowing,
Through darkest winter night, Comfort be stowing,
Dreams float on wings of night, Come then the morning light,
Santa Lucia, Santa Lucia, Santa Lucia
Our St. Lucia day was a bit of a mishap but I think the girls still enjoyed it, nonetheless. We made the St. Lucia buns recipe found in 'The Waldorf Kindergarten Snack Book' but I forgot that recipe was made for a classroom of children, as well as a few adults, so we had quite a lot of dough to work with. Then our dough didn't rise so our buns came out pretty dense. Oh well, lesson learned for next year, right?
Our needle felted St. Lucia (by Haddy2Dogs) stood beautifully on our nature table. She will be hung on our tree later today.
K wore her beautiful St. Lucia crown (again by Haddy2Dogs) all day long dancing around singing 'I'm St. Lucia!'. I had a hard time getting a picture of her in it, unfortunately. She has been acting like her mama lately, not wanting to be in front of the camera.
Ok and last but not least the randomly chosen winner of the knitted fruit basket ornament is:
Congrats Kimberley! Please e-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org) your address and I will mail it out ASAP! Those extra chances really do help!
Thank you to everyone that entered, I truly do wish I could knit one up for all of you. I read every single comment posted and wow, your kind words mean so much to me and truly inspire me. Thank you! I hope you enjoy the pattern and please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Please e-mail pictures! I would love to see them.
Thanks again! I hope you all have a wonderful week!