A year ago, my SIL told me about the large nativity scenes in Spain and Mexico calledEl Nacimiento. He wanted to build one for this Christmas season, so he started looking for items and added to the collection all year long. It is filled with rich traditions and customs and a lot of symbolism. It's all quite fascinating. It covers their entire dining room table.
The nativity is in the very center. You start working you eye from the right side (old would Eruope) to the the left side (Egypt). I loved the tents on the Egypt side with little lights glowing inside.
Of course, there are lots of animals and even a shepherd's field. Ava and her daddy put it all together in about 3 hours. It is just amazing. She planned a game where Jimmy and I had to find items in the scene. It was hard!
This is Angie's photo so you can see the whole thing a bit better.
Yep, this is the family that is ALWAYS introducing us to something new each holiday! They were having a lot of fun.
Ava planned this littel tea for us. She sure is growing up so quickly now.
The new teapot with a cute knitted cozy. It's their first teapot. I have been giving them lots of trouble about not having a TEAPOT!
It was really fun to be grandparents and to have new things to celebrate and join in with their family.
We may get more snow this week! WOW!
My dad's Christmas concert is tonight at his retirement home. My two high school buddies are joining me to have dinner with him and see the show. Fun time of the year.