Monday, November 17, 2008

Is it too early?

I have a confession to make:

It is not yet Thanksgiving, and I have a Christmas decoration up at my house. Made by my three boys - pictures to come, when I can get Kerry to upload them…

In keeping with their previously referenced obsession, they have created a wonderful Lego Nativity scene!

They’ve built a stable, with baby Jesus. Some sort of cauldron is standing in for the manger. The part of Joseph is being played by Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Mary is represented by Marian Ravenwood (from Indiana Jones). “Get it Mommy? MARIAN… MARY?”

There is a shepherd, come to worship, who I think is another, older, Ben Kenobi figure.

The Wise Men and camels are being played by three Knights in Shining Armor (from the Castle collection), carrying treasure chests full of gold, jewels, and another special piece that Gunnar informed me is the myrrh. They have come on their three warhorses.

We have no sheep, but several snakes and fire ants have come to keep watch. And another very practical shepherd has built a fire outside the stable where he has apparently cooked some chicken drumsticks. He appears to have brought a bucket of bananas to share.

My boys rock!

5 comments:

Stretch Mark Mama said...

Have you seen the whole "Bible - Lego" series? Cracks me up. Legos!

http://www.thebricktestament.com/the_gospels/jesus_is_born/mt01_18_lk01_26.html

Denise Portis said...

Oh pictures! Would love to see a picture of the finished product! Pleeeeze?

Your boys do "rock". My soon to be 18 year old son has been fairly "typical" as well (in light of the previous post). Only thing is, I think he is pulling the ol' switcher-ooo on me. The other day he looked down at me (from his 6'3" height) and said, "You're such a MOM"

leahlefler said...

Hey, where's the picture of said nativity? I love it! They're really creative kids!

Linda said...

My kids are slightly upset with me giving away our Duplo. They are 17 down to 11 the ones that are miffed. We spent many happy hours with our Leggo.

The Brick Testament is amazing. We didn't think of anything like this, which is a shame because we did have a sheep.

Linda said...

I emailed my son about Brick Testament. He said he will read it when he gets home, so that is nice. It was worth a try.

My elder son rang me not long ago and mentioned a lego my daughter may like for her birthday. DH mentioned to her we got rid of the lego so why would we want to buy more, but those are fairly old now and she is only 6.

I have answered your question on my blog, it was to do with the book tag.