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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Operation Christmas Child

Even though Alexa is only eight-months-old, our desire is she learn from the very beginning that Christmas is not about her . . . it’s about the birth of our Savior and sharing His gift to those around us – especially those who aren’t as blessed as we are. And so, the first thing we could do to establish this mindset was participate in Operation Christmas Child ( I’ve always wanted to contribute to OCC but never got my act together for the Nov. 22nd deadline. Well – with the help of my precious lil’ girl – we did it!!
It was so much fun shopping for and stuffing the boxes for a little boy and girl. Alexa was great help – especially in the quality control department (she tested – or should I say tasted – every toy). I can’t wait until she’s older and can really have a say in what we put into these boxes and pray for the children we give them to. I look forward to posting more pics of the new traditions we hope to incorporate into Alexa’s life, even now, so she can anticipate this season and experience the same joy we have in giving. Knowing that it’s all done on behalf of the perfect gift sent to us from the Father – Jesus Christ.
IMG_6176Alexa helped Mommy get out the Ziploc bags for stuffing candy. Yes . . . she almost emptied the entire box!
Alexa opening a bag for Mommy to stuff with candy.
IMG_6183 Now she’s stuffing the box with a yo-yo.
IMG_6181 She loved shaking the jewelry.
IMG_6184 She can’t decide if the Nerf ball should stay in or out.
IMG_6187  Here’s the boy’s shoebox.
IMG_6189Here’s the girl’s shoebox.

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