Friday, December 14, 2012

Jesus, Mary and Jo------WHAT the?

We have a Fisher Price nativity
that we keep specifically for
the kids to play with~
They can move the figures
around and the can kiss the
baby Jesus. 
No one tells them to
"Be careful"...or..."Don't touch"
It is my  GO TO GIFT for
new babies born to
Christian families.
NO ONE else gets 
a nativity for a new baby.
Well...except me....and now maybe
a few of you.
Anyway......
I am walking by the manger.
I see the sweet little
BABY JESUS.
Then I see sweet
BABY JESUS AND MARY
So far, so good, right?
Oh-Look-
There is Jesus, Mary and......
and.....and.....
PEDRO?
SOMEONE who shall remain nameless
LOST Joseph.
So...what do you do when you 
LOSE SOMEONE?
Well, if you are THREE
you simply replace them.
So...
We now have 
Jesus, Mary & Pedro.
It works for me.
And because the angel
looked a tad lonely on the
thatched roof of the stable
she is now keeping company with
her new friend.
I guess Heaven if full of wondrous
things.
The three wise men seem okay.
They came bringing gifts.
Oh....wait...
That is not the ONLY visitor
to see the baby.
No, indeedy...
Here is another new friend.
Look at Jesus smiling.
He likes all sorts of 
creatures-big and small.
There are a few lowly animals
And One 
VERY SPECIAL FRIEND.
I think he is here to sing...

AL-VIIIIINNNNNN!

Come back tomorrow and 
I will show you 
MY Nativity!
No duck allowed!
your photo name

62 comments:

Kim K. said...

We have that exact same fisher price nativity set and Josie's superhero figurines often come and hang out with the wisemen. Christmas hugs!

Shirley said...

Hi Diana, Isn't Fischer Price wonderful? We don't have the nativity one, but we do have several of the others. You never knew what was going to be going to school, but it keeps them involved for hours. Your little one is so cute and I enjoyed the post so much. Hugs and Prayers from your Missouri Friend.

Debby said...

We have that same set, the grands love it! I tell all my buddies about it when they first become Nanny's so they can get one of their own. Great idea to gift one instead!!!

Julie Marie at Idyllhours said...

So cute Diana... now that's the Christmas spirit!... xoxo Julie Marie

Japolina said...

Pedro cracked me up! You are so funny.

Kathy@ Gone North said...

Sweet...
You told me last year to get this. I looked for a almost a year to find it. SOoo.. I ordered it online, had it shipped to the store & when I walked in there was at least 100 sitting at the door : )
But now I have mine for new grandbaby to play with... here's hoping he enjoys it as much as your kiddos do...
Thanks for the tip ..

Ron said...

What a great story! Thanks for sharing, Diana! Away in a Manger......xo

pembrokeshire lass said...

What a lovely idea. I like the change of Joseph though....and what better than Pedro! I have all sorts of toys for my grandchildren to play with. This is a lovely idea though! Thanks. Joan

Maria Elena said...

So cute!!! LOL Grat post, Diana!

Susie said...

Diana, I love that nativity. I used to buy all those little fisher price people for my girls. Doesn't little boy "E" look adorable nana? I would hug him to pieces. Smiles, xo,Susie

andrea@townandprairie said...

I used to park Minnie and Mickey in their cars in front of the nativity so they "could see." That's what kids do! We learn as we play! Pedro works out just fine! Joseph might be under the couch?

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

I like the duck! He makes a nice colorful image for the baby to enjoy.

Anne said...

So cute Diana! My daughter has that same set.I bought it when she was a little one.She is now 13 and still displays in in her bedroom under her tree :-)
xx
Anne

Lucille said...

Cutest nativity scene ever! That little boy of yours is so adorable!

Marti said...

Jesus didn't restrict the "Come unto me". The kids have the right idea.

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Tete said...

LOL- I have not seen one of these sets ever. Love it and BBE is so cute. Hope Joseph turns up somewhere, you know it was probably one of those fairies you keep under the stairs that nabbed him.
I hope Alvin sings the hula hoop song for baby Jesus. ;)
Hope you are moving better today. I'm not sure yet. Did all my sleep in one hitch, and I made it to the table. So far, so good.

Anonymous said...

Great idea for the kids to have their own hands-on set. I love the additions though, especially that penguin with the angel.

Cranberry Morning said...

Pedro, huh? Kids do the cutest things! I'm going to have to try to find one of those sets. Do they make them now? Hard to believe in this day of PC that they're even manufactured. But I'll find one if they exist. Thanks!

Beth said...

Wonderful idea, a nativity set for the kids. Beautiful post!

A Vintage Fairy said...

Now that made me laugh this morning, I so needed a good laugh!!
Thank You!

Shelia said...

This is just darling! I love that Pedro is joining Mary and baby Jesus! I wanted to get this same little Nativity for my little grand daughter! I still may try to find it. You gave me a big ole smile this morning.
be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Ruth Kelly said...

Those little sets which kids can play with are the best. I have one and yes, I have had to substitute at least one piece.

Ellie VanCaster said...

What a great idea and I love big boy E's additions, they are hysterical!
XO

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

I am thinking that I have you to thank for blogging about the Fisher Price nativity scene last year.

I told Chrislyn about it, and she bought one for Holland this year!
She LOVES it. She and Grandpa D. waltz to Away In A Manger when it plays...hmmm...I think a rubber duck showed up at Holland's scene as well! Quack!
~Lynne
w/L.

Anonymous said...

How sweet and fun. Karen has a 3 yr old granddaughter and she loves to play with her "people!!"

Jettie said...

Looks normal to me, so what is your complaint? No Batman and Robin, I suppose....

thistlewoodfarm said...

LOL! Pedro is the best! And it wouldn't be Christmas without a penguin on the roof! :)

Thanks for the sweet post and making me smile today!

blessings,
karianne

miss flibbertigibbet said...

I forgot they even made that Nativity! I need to get one for my grandson....starting the search now...Thanks!

miss flibbertigibbet said...

I had to stop back in case anyone else wants a set...I found it immediately on the Fischer-Price site and it's on sale today for $20. Today is also the last day to get standard shipping. So my whole order was only $25.99 and will be here in about 5 days! Thanks to you!! great post!

Gina said...

I'm here at work, laughing out loud! I love Pedro! Lol. We have the same nativity & my kids love it no matter how old they get.

Janet said...

I wish I would've had a nativity set like that! My angel has been glued back together in places!

Nancy @ The Headmistress said...

These are precious!!!! Thank you for sharing, and thank you for visiting my little set this morning!
Nancy

Anita said...

I also bought that very same one for my kids:-) They always do something "different" don't they, lol!

I was so touched by your comment about "O Holy Night." Of course you can share, my only hope is that is blesses someone:-)

susan@avintagefarmwife said...

Oh my goodness! This is so funny! I love the idea of a nativity baby gift. I may just copy that idea-because I am really good at that!

June said...

This cracks me up!!! I don't think I will ever quit laughing about this post Diana!
hugs from here...

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Hi Diane

What a lovely lovely post
it had me smiling from ear to ear!!

I love all your little figures
and I am sure all the little people who come to your house love them too!

The nameless person who "lost" Joseph is such a handsome boy.

Have a lovely weekend
and I am looking forward to visiting you again.

Fiona

Missy George said...

so cute..love Pedro and the duck..

Nellie said...

Such a wonderful way for children to experience the wonder of the birth of Jesus! xo Nellie

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Diana, Oh I just love this set and of course the newest visitors too. Love this post. You are so creative. Looking forward to your nativity. I will be sharing mine just before Christmas too. It would not be Christmas without it.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

ImSoVintage said...

Oh my goodness, thanks so much for the laugh. I love Jesus, Mary, and Pedro. That is such a mind of a three year old(and some men I know)

Hugs,
Laura

Kellie @ Delightfully Ludicrous said...

It's good to remember all the penguins and chipmunks who were present at the birth of Christ ;D

Kristen Whitby said...

I love this so much! I want to get Ella a nativity she can play with!

Infuse With Liz said...

OMG that is funny and cute! What a great idea to have a "touchable" nativity! I like your humor and willingness to make the best of it!!
Gee I wonder if Joseph is really lost or just camping out somewhere else with someone!! :-)

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

I love the fisher price nativity! My kids have one too - sadly they are about past the fisher price stage. They like legos now! But after my open house sale tomorrow I just might dig all thos Little People out and see if my 7 year old wouldn't have some fun with them!

BECKY said...

Too, too cute, Diana! Love the idea of having a nativity the grandies can play with! I'm going to see about getting one myself! Thanks for the great idea!
Blessings and joy to you!
Becky

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Priceless!

Linda said...

That's a WONDERFUL idea....love the Fisher Price nativity. Pedro and the other extras are a hoot. :-) When my grandson was just a toddler I bought a one piece nativity that he could look at and pick up. I leave it out all year and we often discussed the characters. About 3 years ago his god mother bought him a small set and when he opened it he exclaimed "my very own activity set"! I guess I didn't enunciate very well when I spoke.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I love that idea of giving a nativity set to newborns...you might definitely have started a new trend.

It's so cute that the "friends" have moved onto the scene.

Jen

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

when you have children around...anything goes...just about

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Oh this is the best idea! You are truly brilliant. I think Pedro adds just the right touch to the whole story too. Never a dull moment around your house. :o)

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

You are the MODEL GRANDMA! I will totally get those for my grandchildren when I hopefully have them someday.

Marlene said...

Hi Diana, what a lovely and beautiful post. I needed this today! Can't wait to tell my hubby about Jesus, Mary and Pedro. Too cute, I love it.
xxx
Marlene

bj said...

This, my dear, is an adorable post. You must be the BESTEST Nana, ever. :))

pink*cherub*moon said...

This just quacked me up! Sorry, had to do it! We have this same Nativity for Jamison and Abigail. I like to use it to tell them the story of Christmas and Jesus' birth, and then watch them as they play with it and repeat their version of what I've taught them. We don't have a Pedro tho' LOL! We do have some rubber duckies around, think they're in the bath tub tho', but I'm sure there's at least one penguin around! My daughter needs to do a little toy clean up before the Nativity can go up so she'd better get moving! Need to finish up the decorations this weekend, then sort through my recipes for baking! Yaaaay! Hugs, Leena

Dolly Sarrio said...

Oh, I love that and have been meaning to buy one myself for the grandchildren. I love this sweet, sweet post.

SavannahGranny said...

This is the sweetest thing I have seen in a long time. I love all the "EXTRAS". Are we glad our Lord accepts all of us "EXTRAS".
Blessings, Ginger

Blooming Rose Musings said...

What a cute and funny post! I love that Pedro has joined the group! I'm quite certain that Joseph is hiding somewhere nearby. This is an absolutely adorable post!

Carol said...

This is just adorable, Diana, and what a great gift!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

:) :) :)

Hartwood Roses said...

Fisher Price little people are the best!! Having a Nativity for the children to interract with, and 'customize' is a wonderful way to emphasize what Christmas is all about.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

That is so cute!!