Monday, December 12, 2011

The Gifts


Today, Ella spent the afternoon with us. It is such a joy to have her here, and I can hardly believe she is already five! She spent part of the day putting up these window clings, it was the manger scene. When she got to the wise men, I asked her if she knew what gifts they brought Baby Jesus, and she did! Here is what she said. "Frankenstein, gold, and myrrh!" So now, Frankenstein and Christmas will be ever connected in my mind. What an unexpected and beautiful gift, an afternoon of laughter.


“Instructed by the king, they set off. Then the star appeared again, the same star they had seen in the eastern skies. It led them on until it hovered over the place of the child. They could hardly contain themselves: They were in the right place! They had arrived at the right time!
They entered the house and saw the child in the arms of Mary, his mother. Overcome, they kneeled and worshiped him. Then they opened their luggage and presented gifts: gold, frankincense, myrrh.”
Matthew 2

29 comments:

BlueShell said...

"Frankenstein, gold, and myrrh!" ??? She is so funny...
Those figurs are very nice, indeed.
I like those!

That building you saw is a fountain that belongs to an ancient palace-house of local aristocracy.(It is about 1 mile from my parent’s house), in the village. I live in a small city, Mangualde, 6 miles from there.

Thank you for visiting.

DawnTreader said...

Oh, I got a laugh out of this too. Just before I came here, I was writing a comment on Sandra's blog about how our Christmas traditions are such an odd mix when one starts picking apart their origins. Now they just became even odder...

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh my goodness, that is so cute. From now on I will think of Frankenstein, gold and myrrh every time I see the Wise Men. Ella did a great job on the manger scene.

From the Kitchen said...

I thought it was Frankenstein, gold and myrrh!! Ella did a nice job on the clings and in giving you a lovely afternoon.

Best,
Bonnie

Karin said...

Kids say the cutest things! Glad you had fun together! God bless!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

You are truly blessed to have a little one running around experiencing all thing new. You get to relive your younger Christmas days through her. She is priceless, and very very smart!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOL!! Truly a delightful gift, Ginny!! "Frankenstein, gold and myrrh!" Just love it. blessings ~ Tanna

Sandra said...

she brought true JOY into your life, what a fun day for her and for you and Phil. so cute, the cling things. love the Frankenstein. Christmas is just not the same with out small kids, you are blessed

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What fun window clings! Pierce would've liked that too.

Stephanie V said...

I think window clings are one of the greatest inventions. And, it's true: kids do say the darndest things!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Nothing better than an afternoon of laughter! 5 already!

Beverly said...

You have to love that Ella. She is so cute, so clever, so ....after all, she takes after me, her grandmother.

I really like the clings too. See you next week.

pam said...

Ahhh, one of my greatest joys in life...the interpretation from a child of what THEY HEAR. love it

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Cute little manger scene, Ginny. We have been in Gatlinburg for a couple of days -enjoying the Christmas lights with friends, and also enjoying the Smokies!!!

Merry Christmas.
Hugs,
Betsy

SweetMarie said...

How sweet and funny! Ella did a great job decorating and putting a smile on many faces. :)

George said...

The 'Frankenstein' comment was wonderful. Young people Ella's age can bring a smile at any moment. Ella did a wonderful job putting up the display.

From the Kitchen said...

Ginny: To answer your question, the Madonna has been traveling around to various locations for the past ten years. I'm not sure how!!

Best,
Bonnie

Fred Alton said...

What a beautiful time you and Phil have when Ella comes around! Six years only - and amazing you with her knowledge. That's the kind of grand-daughter we have who is also now six years old. She's very special and brings us old folks so much joy!!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Oh that is so precious. Out of the mouth of babes.

Nezzy said...

This reminds me of a Christmas several years ago when the grandkiddos acted out the birth of Christ. The wise-men that day brought gold, frankincense and 'fudge'! Heeehehehe!!!

Beautiful post sweetie!

God bless ya and have a magnificent day!

Pop over for my giveaway if ya get a chance. I'll brew up some fresh apple cider and put the fudge tray out for ya! :o)

Ann said...

Out of the mouths of babes come the cutest things :)
Love those window clings.

Bobbi said...

Aww.. that is so cute! I love it when kids get one word different.. Rissi said something the other day that was funny, but for the life of me I can't remember what it was. I need to start writing stuff down.. lol

Remington said...

That is so cute!

Chatty Crone said...

She is a sweetie Ginny - no doubt about that and she did a great job on the window clings! sandie

Nature Rambles said...

Loved it, Ginny! What a delight to have Ella spend time with you. The decorations are lovely!!

Thank you for your comment on my header. Have you noticed I have kept the other dragonfly on my sidebar?

Rose said...

Oh, and now it will be in a lot of other's minds too....kids are priceless.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, That cracked me up - Frankenstein. I can only imagine that you were choking back laughter when she said it. I like that cute creche. I have a nice Nativity set at home. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Lynn said...

"out of the mouths of babes" comes such blessings. I too, am going to think of your granddaughter every time I now think of the Wise Men. So glad you had that precious time with her.

Joanne said...

Ella is a hoot! I love those window clings! Well im off to catch up on your other posts. I have been having a lot of trouble with my computer lately.
Blessings, Joanne