Monday, October 27, 2008

Out of the Mouth of Babes

Elisabeth can be such a character sometimes on purpose, and then there are those moments where she really believes what she is saying!

For example:

While on our most recent trip to Barnes & Noble we bought "The Polar Express" to read to the kids for Christmas. Jake and I have been having so much fun doing the tourist in our own backyard thing that we decided our fun Christmas adventure would be to ride Heber Creeper's Polar Express. We bought tickets on Saturday night and then yesterday morning we read the story to Elisabeth. As we were going thru the story we would ask questions to make sure that she was understanding what was going on. We read the part where the boy gets on the train to go see Santa Claus and so I asked her, "Where does Santa Clause live?"

Elisabeth got a very serious look on her face as she thought about the answer. Finally her eyes lit up and she piped up very solemly, "Jersusalem."

Um.... I'm thinking we have a little work to do of seperating the idea of Santa Clause versus Jesus. But on the other hand, I think she's actually listening to the stories that Grandma Ellinger, Jake and I have been teaching her.

1 comment:

Mom & Dad Ellinger said...

I love this little story. It is fun to see that she is learning such big words as Jerusalem and that she may be remembering some of those things that we read about and watch on the videos about Jesus and the Book of Mormon characters. She is a sweety.