Saturday, December 13, 2008



Eva's feast...


Eva is 9 years old and she is one of the sweetest girls you will ever meet- ask anyone who knows her. She is just so sweet. She amazes me. She has always been very grown up for her age. She never whines of complains. She tends to be very matter of fact and practical. I love that about her. She keeps everybody grounded. Eva loves to mommy her baby dolls and to play outside. When it's time to work, she just puts on her apron, rolls up her sleeves and dives right in.


Eva's feast was amazing. Just amazing. Remember that she is 9 years old. She was very firm when she announced to me that she was going to have a "Jesus Feast." OK. What does that mean? Well, she had it all figured out. She bought a pair of socks for everyone(6 pairs for 4$) so we splurged a little to get some for the girls and Abe. Why socks? Well, she wanted to wash all their feet. And she did. One of the boys said, "Awkward." and it is when you are not used to that sort of thing. But she did it so sweetly and Daddy helped her change out the water after every pair of feet. She then presented them with their new socks so that their feet wouldn't get cold. She also provided head dresses for everyone- a piece of fabric with an elastic headband to hold it on. Us, being goofy. We had a couple strays in our mix- as usual. When she told me of her plans for her feast, I was just...amazed. I said, "Eva, you amaze me!" And she says, "I just listen to the Bible stories. It's amazing what you can learn." Mealwise, she had figs and grapes and pears for her appetizer. Grape juice in fancy glasses. Then there was flatbread and zahowie- a middle eastern type of salsa which is wonderful with bread. Fish was her main dish. We had a mini drama when my deep fryer up and died. Why tonight, of all nights? Eva just puts her arm around me and rubs my back and says, "It'll be alright Mom. I'm sure Daddy will get you another one." The frying pan came back in play and we moved right along without a hitch. Then her dessert was a great big M&M cookie which she made herself and decorated with the word "Jesus" on it. She said it was hard to think of a Jesus dessert.

9 comments:

Peni said...

Our sweet, sweet Eva. She listens well ... and is the best of teachers - by example. Kiss her for me. (tearily)

Donna said...

They don't come any sweeter than Evabeth. And yes, she is amazing...

Lindah said...

How sweet! A little child shall lead them!

Sarah N. said...

hmmm....a Jesus dessert! Tell Eva I am very impressed with her feast. She is too sweet. Maddie got her letters from the girls the other day and we both loved them! Reminds me of the time Boo broke it to Eva that "Maddie is never coming back, you know!" We miss you all so much!

Love you!
Sarah

Julie said...

I so enjoy reading about your family's feasts. What a wonderful tradition, so appropriate for the season. Thanks so much for sharing these little vignettes of your family.

Isobel said...

She is as beautiful as she is sweet.

Julia said...

Oh sweet Eva, this is my favorite feast of them all! What an example to us all! Thanks so much for sharing this touching celebration of Christmas with us all!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh my goodness! This has to top all feasts I"ve ever read about! What an absolute perfect feast!

Julie said...

Hey, Nines, you've been tagged on my blog. I hope you'll play along.