Despite the silly picture, I was excited by how much the kids got into Advent. They looked forward to lighting the candles each night and looked forward to blowing the candles out even more! They also liked talking about how lighting another candle meant we were getting closer to Christmas. It was a nice way to bring the conversation back to why we really celebrate Christmas.
One night, the conversation shifted to Easter. Charlie asked Aaron why Jesus had to die on the cross. Aaron really likes theology and started by saying, "Well Charlie, many people have asked that question and there are different beliefs on that." Charlie looked at him in all seriousness and said, "just tell me what you believe, daddy." I love how honest Charlie is.