Jonathan wanted to make a star for the top of the tree. He cut it out by himself and stapled it with minimal help. It turned out beautifully.
Decorating the tree...
This year Josiah is old enough to put ornaments on all by himself!
We turned on Christmas music - Welcome All Wonders by JAC Redford - and made Parisian Warm Chocolate.
I tell you, this is decadent!
1.5 cups organic whole milk
1/2 cup cream
3/8 cup evaporated cane juice
7 oz. Trader Joe's organic dark chocolate, chopped
Simmer the milk, cream and sugar together until just boiling. Stir in the chocolate until melted. Don't let it boil. Serve warm, with fresh whipped cream.
Gabe lit the advent candles while the boys waited impatiently for the "ok" to start on their chocolate.
Oh my, that is good chocolate.
It was a lovely Sunday evening.
God of love and mercy,
help us to follow the example of Mary,
always ready to do your will.
At the message of an angel
she welcomed your eternal Son
and, filled with the light of your Spirit,
she became the temple of your Word.
from Liturgy of the Hours