Friday, December 21, 2007

The first day of....


Well..... the calendar says so, anyway. :)
But not the weather. It was a beautiful warm, sunny, mild day. The high was near 70! It was also Greg's first day home for Christmas break.

I sent Dale to play outside a lot trying to explain that one day soon the days would all be too cold and rainy. This afternoon all 4 of us headed out for a walk. It was so nice!

Supper was late, quick & easy, but that is ok, because I impressed myself with the Best Tuna Patties ever! And since I was so proud of them, I will share with you here. :)

Best Tuna Patties Ever
1 egg, beaten
1 can tuna, drained
1/4 cup prepared bread crumbs
1 tablespoon onion, chopped finely
1/2 celerly stalk, chopped finely
1/4 tsp seasoned salt
1 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp real mayonnaise

Mix all ingredients. Heat 2 Tablespoons butter or margarine on medium-high in large skillet. Cook thoroughly, until golden on both sides. Makes about 5 patties. (I also added a little wheat germ in with the bread crumbs, just 'cause I had some. Added great texture!)

Earlier in the day I had talked through the Christmas story with Dale while we were working in the kitchen. So, over our Best Tuna Patties Ever (with macaroni & cheese and fresh veggies w/dip) I asked Dale to tell it to Daddy.

Dale started his telling the the Christmas story with Mary, who was a "very nice woman." One day an angel came to Mary while she was cleaning the table. It was made of wood. The angel told her she was going to have a baby.

Then an angel came to Joseph in a dream and.... "what did he tell him?"

I refreshed Dale's memory: the angel told Joseph it was ok to go ahead and get married to Mary.

Dale picked back up with his story:
"Joseph was excited."

Then they went to Bethlehem and there wasn't any room in the motel. So they met a man that let them stay in his stable (that's like a barn). He was a farmer.

Then it was time for the baby Jesus to be born.

Then Joseph and Mary went to the "store builded close to a tree." They bought a fire truck suit
(for the baby). It had a red fire truck on it with the number zero. It had black stripes and at the bottom it said "Be Cool."

Nearby, there were shepherds "watching towards" their sheep. And angel appeared to them to tell them Jesus had been born, and the shepherds went all the way to the farm to worship him.

There you have it.

Merry Christmas, everybody.

And Be Cool.


Christy said...

That was the most adorable Christmas story ever. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Great story! I can just hear him telling it. He's a lucky boy to have someone to take the time and share it with him.
I hope to hear it soon!

Anonymous said...

Be cool.. haha. That reminds me of the cool Jesus that used to be on the door of the Beginner Sunday School classroom at church. Hehe.