Friday, December 4, 2009

Nativity Scene

Cindy at is hosting Show & Tell. To see many lovely blogs, go pay her a visit.

It's been an unusually busy 2 months at our home, with 4 weeks of company and a 10 day trip to FL to see my Mom we are scurrying around trying to get up our Christmas decorations.

I wanted to share what we had made when our grandchildren from CA and our grandchildren from SC were together.
We went to get family pictures taken while we were all together and the photographer offered something for the children to do that we just couldn't pass on.
You may want to copy the concept.
Our four grandchildren posed in a manager scene as Mary, two angels and a little shepherd boy.

The photographer's Dad lives in Iowa and came across old barn wood and made the manger.

A life-like baby, hay and a number of gifts helped complete the setting.

The photographer's Mother came down for a visit, brought the manager and made all the children's clothes. A backdrop and star was added and viola, a Manger scene.
It sets on an easel in our dining room. A keepsake that we will have forever.

This is what the little munchkins look like out of costume. They were just good sports. The baby and the little guy took a bit more coaxing. We used lots of Gerber Puffs to bribe the baby to stand still. lol
The two little ones are reaching for some that we laid in the hay.

Thanks for visiting today. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!



What a special photo that you will treasure forever.. YOur " munchkins" are precious and I know you love them dearly.. who wouldn't ????
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ceekay said...

I just love this Ro....I don't know if I could ever put it away!

Melissa Miller said...

~Wow! It's so gorgeous Rose! :)

What a unique idea. Your grandchildren are just precious!

Shelia said...

What a beautiful picture to have of your little darlings! What a wonderful idea too!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Heather said...

now that is too precious! i LOVE it! and i love the frame you put it in :)

Miss Janice said...

How sweet is this idea? It is so cute!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is absolutely adorable!! What a wonderful idea! You'll never regret paying for that wonderful treasure!

The grands are so sweet. Jonas looks like Caden in that picture.


Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Hi Rose,
What beautiful grandchildren, and that idea of the manager scene picture is so precious. I know you enjoyed having them all together, what wonderful memories.

We are trying to get our decorations up too, and i am playing catchup on cleaning too. I didn't see any one slip in here and clean this home while I was sick.LOL
Thank you for your concern, and for your prayers, I am doing so well, and it is wonderful to be out visiting in blogland,Hope your Sunday is filled with many blessings,

Kathy said...

Your grandchildren are precious, Ro. What a fabulous photo! I know you will cherish it and the memory forever.
Merry Christmas...Kathy

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Rose, My gosh I love the pic with your little darlings. What a wonderful and creative keepsake for all times. Just wonderful on the easel too. Your grandchildren are just precious!!
Love your header pic too with your lovely decorated home.
I can so relate to the marathon decorating. We did that too for our Christmas guest.

Thank you for stopping by. I will see you again soon.
Blessings, Celestina Marie

ann said...

what a fabulous idea somebody had.i'm afraid even my grandson is too old now.oh,what a brilliant idea....ann

Jennifer said...

What a precious photo! It's beautiful... such a great idea!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

So adorable! I love the photo!!!! Enjoy your week!

Happy@Home said...

What a wonderful photo of your precious grandchildren. The photographer came up with a great idea there.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Absolutely precious! :) ~Rhonda

Dawn said...

Fabulous photo. How special! I've had a hard time getting into the decorating/shopping mode. I am enjoying singing in and going to concerts - about the real thing!

Jenn from WI said...

Hey! I am Debbie Peterson's daughter-in-law.....I was reading your blog about your trip to Atlanta....very fun, btw, and noticed your nativity photo of your grandchildren. I have a similar picture of my children and nephew done by the same photographer. It is great!!! We love this photographer!!! He did a great job with your picture as well!!! Just wanted to comment since we have something in common! =)
Have a Merry Christmas!
Jennifer Peterson

Diann said...

What a wonderful keepsake!

Anonymous said...

Oh that is so precious. What a great idea. Now if I ever get any grandkids, I might just have to copy you. Just sweet. Rosie

Hootin' Anni said...

That is amazing!!!

Mine's posted's another new one for my collection of Holiday Decor..La Befana

Cindy said...

How wonderful is that! Great.

Lora said...

That is such a sweet idea! I love it!

I love nativity scenes, too. I shared today about my collection of nativities.

Lynda @ Elegance Reclaimed said...

Everything looks so festive!
You've done a great job decorating.
I especially like the staircase scene.

Thanks for sharing and have a GRAND weekend.