Saturday, December 8, 2007

through the eyes of a child...

We have been taking our grandchildren to 'Dickens Christmas Village' for the past few years. It is an old-fashioned place that transports us back to another era. Yesterday we took Ryder and Ranen for their first visit. They love to see all the lights, hear the carol singing and watch the movement of all the characters throughout the village. Their favorite part was to see the Christmas train making it's way along the tracks.

'For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child himself.' ~ Charles Dickens

How fun it is to see the amazement and wonder of children...and to see the joy of Christmas through their eyes!

I just had to include this picture of a happy Ryder with his new set of eyes. He's on his second pair of glasses and hasn't kept them on for more than a a few seconds until now. It's really hard to reason with babies! For the past two days he has been wearing them...a little bribery seems to be going a long way. So he too will be seeing Christmas through new eyes this year.

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. ~Charles Dickens


  1. Great minds think alike. We were disappointed yesterday because no one was home when we went to pick up our tree, so off to the Dickens Village with Santa. It is an amazing place.
    What a fun place to enjoy with the kids.

    I'll post later and we're off to cut down our tree with Levi now.

  2. This Dickens Village sounds wonderful and certainly a place we'll have to look up in the coming years.

    Pop on over to my blog and see my (your) fruitcake . .

  3. Now that looks like a marvelous, magical place. I learned a few years ago that we owe our "impressions" of Christmas to Dickens. Even the concept of a white Christmas is attributed to him.

    Your grandchildren are adorable...hope the little one keeps his glasses on to appreciate all that's going on around him.


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