A Christmas Tradition
Just about every year since Caleb was born in 1997 we have been a part of the local living nativity . Each night during our local Christmas lights festival local people volunteer there time to present the Christmas story twice a night. Each of our children have taken a turn to play baby Jesus the year they were born, and Craig and I were Mary and Joseph. This photo is from last year when Jacinta was baby Jesus, we were Mary and Joseph, Isaac was an angel, and Caleb & Nathan were Shepards.
Caleb & Nathan were both Shepards last Sunday, and tonight Nathan was in it again. I was very excited as my friend Nell was Mary, and the gorgeous three week old Madeline was baby Jesus. I was just going along to watch, but they needed another pair of adult hands as a Shepard, so I was in it too. It was the first time I had played anything but Mary, and I really enjoyed it! I looked after a sheep, and Nells little boy Daniel (who was the cutest little Shepard - you can just see him & I to the left of the photo) her oldest daughter Hannah was also in it as an angel, as were my sisters three -Jess, Luke & Riley - as you can tell, its often a real family affair!