11 December 2006
Second Sunday of Advent 2006
On the second Sunday of Advent we light two candles.
The children choose something from the plant world to put on the Advent table and we say the verse
The second light of Advent
It is the light of plants
Plants reach up to the sun
And in the breezes dance.
Some items on the table this year are new. The old stable (four logs with a roof of paperbark) did not survive the house move, so a new one was quickly pressed into service.
The Advent Fairy also decided some trees were in order for the week that celebrates the plant kingdom and so Stephanie’s soft tree pattern was put to good use. It’s addictive. I’m up to twelve trees so far. I love their funky naïve homemade look. Although that could be my amateurish sewing skills. The Advent Fairy likes to wind down with a merlot in the evenings.
The angels are new too. The paper chain angels used for the last few years were way past their best and anyway they weren’t long enough for the enormous mantelpiece in this house. So a new chain was in order; made from an op-shopped cream wool blanket for superior durability.
Look! More trees.
The evening concludes with Mr Soup reading the next chapter of Mary’s Little Donkey. The children demand he reads the donkey bits with an Eddie Murphy accent. He fails miserably.
Last year’s Advent posts here, here, here and here.
I told you they were addictive.
Soft tree flickr group here.