Friday, November 26, 2010

Christmas Cowboy

Cohen is ready to saddle up and ride.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I like this pig

Tonight the kids and I were watching a new video (new to us) about an animal teaching kids prayers for each letter of the alphabet.  It was very sesame street-esque.  Well, as we watched the main character, Cora talked about how much she liked him.  She said things like "I like this pig."  "I like that he's the color purple."  "He's a nice pig."  Finally, I couldn't take it any longer and said "Cora, he's an Aardvark."  
"Well, he's a good pig."

Saturday, November 20, 2010

A 4-year-old's Christmas prayer

Today we have been cleaning house and talking about getting our home ready for Christmas.  We read a story and talked about Jesus' birth and about Mary and "Joefoss" (courtesy of Cohen).  Since I mentioned Christmas, Cora has been saying "Let's get our Christmas tree out and put it up."  I explained to her that we needed to wait for Daddy because Christmas time is special to him, too.  I didn't see what was coming next.  Cora said "Mommy, did you know some children don't have homes to celebrate Christmas in?  Isn't that sad?  We need to pray that Jesus will give them a family that they can celebrate Christmas with and a home to put up a Christmas tree."  
"Cora, that sounds like a good idea.  Why don't you pray for them?"
So, she bowed her head and said "Dear Jesus, please help the little children who don't have homes to get a home and a mommy and daddy to love them.  And help them to celebrate Christmas.  And help them to be respectful and help them put up a Christmas tree.  In Jesus name I pray Amen."

Thursday, November 18, 2010

A child will be born to us

Cora and the other preschoolers at our church are learning some of the scripture about Jesus birth to recite in the Christmas program.  We were practicing the first couple of lines the other night and I think Cora got a little confused.  "A child will be born to us.  A Son will be given to us....Mommy, are you going to have another baby?"  She was convinced the rest of the night that she was going to have another little brother or sister.  I think she still is expecting to have another sibling...We're not.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Away in A Manger Cora-style

Tonight, the kids and I read some Christmas stories.  Yes, I know Thanksgivin' (Cora calls it that) isn't here yet, but I'm ready for Christmas anyway.  So, we read a couple of stories about Jesus' birth and then Cora serenaded us with "Away in a Manger."  She sang the first verse beautifully and then added a tag that was a little different...

"The cows were there to see the baby,
And the sheep,
And Bob, too.
The shepherds and the angel were there to see the baby,
And Mary,
And Joseph,
And Bob, too."

Can you guess what style of Christmas story we read tonight?