We went to Bethlehem on Friday night and took Grandma with us. It was a long travel but our taxes were due (donations to humanitarian aide committee) and so we had to go, but it was worth the trip. The most amazing things happened. Dominic and Sean were able to throw stones at people (fun but wierd, Sean sling-shot-ed a stone/marshmallow into Tim's neck and gave him a welt I think), we saw horses and donkeys (emphasis on Horse for Penny.......she notices them before we do and according to her the donkey is a horse so if you ask her she didn't see a donkey just the animals that go NEIGH NEIGH NEIGH!!!) played spin the dradle, wrote in Hebrew, made things of clay, got water from the well, ate: bread, olives, baklava, pineapple, dates and figs............and we saw The Star, and the shepherds that followed it and the angels that told them where to go. We saw Mary and Joseph and the manger where they laid the baby Jesus. We saw the baby Jesus. We sang to Him. It was a very fun night and as close to the manger as we could ever get without actually being there. Everyone looked like they were in Jerusalem. The decoration was amazing (someone in our ward does sets for movies or something). It was THE best night in Bethlehem (AKA Cameron Park LDS Stake Center Chapel)!
It was fun to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas at the chapel with our friends and family.