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Advent Begins

Today is the first day of the Advent season.  Each year we take this time to read, reflect, and enjoy the coming of Christ as a family.  Last year we started a tradition where we gave new pajamas to the children as their Advent gifts and to follow suit, we had another Advent gift tonight.  We set up a scavenger hunt where we hid clues in six different locations and the last clue led them to their gift.  My husband was creative in coming up with a poem for each clue.

A poem for one of the clues:

Which led them to this location:

On this very useful item was taped another clue that pointed them to the next location.

So, the next child read another clue.

Eventually they uncovered their gifts.

All the children are holding a “pee wee” version of their beloved Pillow Pets.  They had been wanting them for a long time and we finally found the opportunity to secure all six.  They were quite elated when they got them, and one of them even squealed in sheer delight.  I love that!

After the scavenger hunt, we went ahead with our Advent reading.  Once again we’re reading Russ Ramsey’s Behold the Lamb of God, which is only available in the Kindle version these days.  Accompanying this book is Andrew Peterson’s Christmas album with the same title.

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