Sunday, January 2, 2011

So I'm not the Virgin Mary...

...but I do play her in my spare time. :)

Oh, dear me, the Simpson family Nativity scene this year was an absolute hoot. Once again Eric and I were roped into being Mary and Joseph, only this year we had a baby Grace Jesus instead of a baby Evie Jesus. Evelyn passed the torch to her her little sister, traded swaddling clothes for a halo, and became the cutest little angel I've ever seen. So here's a special look just for you at one of the Simpon family's time-honored traditions. You know I much I love those stinkin traditions.

Evelyn gets to try on her very first angel costume. I'm pretty sure she'll be donning one of these for many years to come.

I told you she was cute. :)

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Simpson family Christmas story, here's how it went down. Joseph, Mary, baby Jesus, and baby Jesus' seldom heard about older sister journeyed far to Bethlehem. Only when they got there, the only place for them to rest was on a couple of metal folding chairs in a stable. Notice angel-sister is munching on a cracker as we make our journey, haha. A cracker which she either found on the floor or swiped off of the dessert table as we were passing by. 

The holy family had an uncontrollable case of the giggles. I believe it had to do with Joseph whispering to Mary something about his headdress being on so tightly that his eyebrows were permanently stuck up in a surprised expression. :D

Ah, look, here come the angels and the shepherds, singing songs and greeting Gracie-Jesus! 

And the wise men have now brought their gifts. Angel-sister thought the gifts were fabulous.  

And if Jesus had been born in 2011, he would have definitely been paparazzied. Joseph wished he could take a picture of all of the people taking pictures. It was pretty funny. 

Joseph, you have just become the earthly father of the Son of God. How do you feel?

Yeah, that's probably accurate. was a good time, I must say. The littles quickly ran to the back room where they were frantically de-robing and anxiously awaiting the annual arrival of you-know-who, who comes from the North Pole one last time to visit the Simpson clan. It happens this way every single year, so imagine their surprise when this guy showed up!

There were shouts of terror. Children were dodging beneath tables. I am so not kidding. That's not Santa!

The Grinch got out his naughty list and started calling out family members by name. The adults were cracking up...the older kids were slightly confused...and the youngest among us were still trembling in terror. (I felt bad for laughing, but their reactions were straight off of America's Funniest Home Videos, I'm telling you....)

So where the heck was Santa?? There were kids who were waiting for presents here. That's some serious stuff to mess around with. :) Oh, look! There he is! Only...what's this? The Grinch has tied up the old jolly jiggler! 

Luckily, the Grinch had just reformed his ways and decided to let poor Santa free. And the gifts, why, they were delivered after all. 

Yes, it was a night of theatrics at the Simpson family Christmas. And I know there are family members reading this blog and waiting to hear my take on it. So here it goes: It was hilarious. Can we do it again next year? Only, I think I'll let someone else have a new baby and be Mary. Cause, you know, I don't want to hog the spotlight or anything. :) Having a baby three years in a row? Could you imagine? Yikes!

And now we are officially Christmassed O.U.T. It's going to take a year's worth of rest to get us ready for the next holiday season! 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your blog and pictures. Looks like a great time! Wish I was there.
Kathy Ghahkenshah


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