Wednesday, December 15, 2010

When the Inn Keeper is Your Little Brother...

On December 4th the Ellinger Family had their annual Christmas party. A BIG thanks goes out to Dan and Calli for letting all of us into their home! We had a yummy dinner and then had the kids recreate the Christmas story. Its nice having the kids old enough to play the parts. Some are a little more willing than others though.

For instance, Elisabeth was SO EXCITED that she got to be Mary. Nathan on the other hand had no appreciation for the story whatsoever and DID NOT want to participate. When the adults prompted Nathan to go tell Mary and Joseph that there was no room he put the blanket on his head and walked the other direction. It wasn't until I told Nathan that he could go tell Ellie "No" that he took the blanket off and ran over to her. He firmly planted his feet on the ground and his whole body shook as he growled, "NOOOOOO ELLIE!!!" Then he walked away, picked up his blanket, and then went to sit with Grandma and her iPad. (He was really more interested in the iPad than Grandma!). Ellie just looked dumbfounded with the expression on her face that said, "I can't believe he just go away with that!"

With a performance like that I think Nathan has officially earned his title as the Inn Keeper for MANY years to come!

Libby, Mallory and Kierra were the 3 Wisemen who followed the star...



Keaton and Ellie were Joseph and Mary...



Nathan was the Inn Keeper who refused to participate until he was "prompted"...



Doesn't Ellie make a pretty cute Mary?

2 comments:

Annie-Staten said...

Aw, so cute!
Hey, I was wondering, how can I get a couple of the same buttons that you have? Like the "heart mom" and one about chd awareness? I tried clicking on yours for the info link to copy, but it didn't work, and I tried googling them, but can't figure it out either that way...?

Aimee Hardy said...

That is a great story. A brothers revenge. Classic. :)

btw - I'm due June 2 so we'll have little buddies, and I'm totally borrowing your pregnancy ticker. That's the cutest one I've seen.