Last night we participated in a local church’s live nativity with Gran and Pop and Auntie Ali, Amelia and Nathaniel. Of great excitement was the donkey, Mary and Joseph’s mode of transport on which children were able to ride bare backed. The donkey did laps of the grounds including a stroll down the aisle of the church.
Mary and Joseph were there with the baby (doll) Jesus along with sheep, goats and a calf. The children were able to pat the animals and feed the calf. The goats were particularly hungry but it didn’t bother Eva that the goat tried to nibble off her hand. She just cuddled him even more!
Mary kindly let the children cuddle the very realistic looking baby Jesus. All three children having the chance to practice before the arrival of their siblings in 2011.
Inside the hall was several tables set up with Christmas craft activities which kept the children entertained, especially Amelia who could craft all day! Eva amazed me by bending the sheet of stickers to peel one off. How does she learn such things?!
The East Kew Uniting Church did a great job in preparing their Live Nativity and it was a fabulous outreach at this most wonderful time of year.