Saturday, December 19, 2015

Day 7 of the 25 Days of Christmas

Eli is finally old enough to really understand the fundamentals of Christmas. He knows this is the day we celebrate the birth of baby Jesus who came to reunite us in righteousness with our heavenly Father. He knows we make a birthday cake and sing "Happy Birthday" to Jesus on Christmas day and he understands that Santa represents St. Nicholas, who gives presents in recognition of the giving of gifts to Jesus by the three wise men.

He also knows that Christmas time is a season of unlimited cookies and treats and he is very much looking forward to leaving his first plate of cookies out for Santa on Christmas eve. To celebrate this first offering of cookies, I invited a bunch of my mama friends to a local pottery studio to make keepsake Christmas plates of our little one's hand and footprints.  I was overjoyed to share this special day with these loving, Christ centered women and their adorable babies and I hope to continue this tradition with them for many years to come.

Eli and Desmond both loved having their hands and feet painted. The assistants at the pottery shop are complete professionals and expertly placed each print on our plates.  Some of my friends turned their plates into presents for family members so I won't be sharing pictures of those but just trust me, those little piggy prints were to die for. Nothing like a tiny baby foot to make a Mama's heart swoon!

I'm pretty proud of how our plate turned out. I didn't realize just how big Eli's feet had grown this year until I saw his footprint on the plate. This kid is going to be tall! I have no idea how considering the DNA he's working with but I am very excited to have a son who'll be able to reach things on high shelves for me in the future.

If you're a local, head over to Color Me Mine in Highland Village and make your own keepsake to treasure for years to come.
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1 comment:

  1. yours turned out so cute! I definitely enjoyed the time and would love to make it a tradition :)


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