Tag Archive | Dracorex

Yearly Christmas Pageant

Well it is that time already, though maybe a little bit early being as it was on the 10th of December. Anyway, Christmas pageant at the church time! And the first year where the twins were too old to participate as Sunday School kids. The cut off at our church is when they enter Confirmation and this is their first year of that (and it seems to be going well, they do enjoy class). Instead the two of them assist different Sunday School classes each Sunday and occasionally acolyte.

This Sunday lined up nicely as it was also the Sunday that Gavin was scheduled to acolyte for the same service. Both he and Zander turned down the opportunity to read scripture for the pageant. This was Gavin’s second time acolyting which was worrying enough for him. Though he did a great job. Zander did not feel confident that he could read the scriptures properly with only a week or so notice. He tends to rush when he reads and make word errors when public speaking. Instead he assisted with the practice the day before and dressing up the kids in their costumes. I am so proud of them for stepping up and assisting with the Sunday School at our church.20171210_103823

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Now for the other 3. This year Trinity turned down the role of Mary. Not only has she been Mary a few times, but this year there was lines and some singing solos. Nope, not happening. Instead she and Echo were angels. So we pulled out the special dresses one more time and they looked absolutely adorable.20171210_102137

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Emanuel’s role of choice has to be one of the 3 Wise Men. We have lost a lot of our boys in Sunday School, or they were not there on Sunday so all there was was Joseph and one Wise Man, but I think they carried it off.IMG_20171210_171551_177

The kids did a special Cherub choir practiced song along with the other musical numbers. It was all rather adorable. I have a couple videos of the singing you can watch.20171210_105741

Ken and I managed to get a few videos taken. Though his phone randomly overheated so not everything is shown. Enjoy!!

After church they were give their yearly snack bag. The younger 3 were sweet enough to share with their big brothers. This whole too old for a program thing is something we are still working on getting used to. Zander sat with me during the service since his job was done once the kids were dressed. We worked on his sermon notes together. That one on one time is so special.20171210_103145

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20171210_113258The children did a great job of sharing the message of Jesus’ birth! it is a yearly tradition I will miss once the rest of the kids are too old to participate! I even got in a few pictures myself. 

I bought the silk shawl at Renaissance Festival

I bought the silk shawl at Renaissance Festival

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And here are the rest of the group shots. A small but great group.20171210_102506

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Dracorex

There dragons and then there are “real” dragons… Dracorex is a dinosaur that looks like a dragon… and the kids LOVED it! This carnivore has an amazing skull, are horns and bumps… A Cretaceous Period dinosaur this herbivore ran on two legs and is thought to be an animal that ran in herds. Found in South Dakota it was named by children with a reference to Harry Potter in the second half of its name.

Really main interest for our two intrepid dino hunters was how much it looked like a dragon!!

Our video is regarding the tv show Primeval… The Real Creatures of Primeval: Dracorex.

And now for the links:

  • Dinosaurs.about.com HERE
  • Dinosphere HERE
  • Primeval Wikia HERE
  • Prehistoric Planet HERE
  • Cool Dino Facts HERE
  • Creation.com HERE
  • Wiki HERE
  • And our colouring page is midway down the Everything Dinosaur page HERE

    Happy Hunters

Pachycephalosaurus

So in celebration of FINALLY getting back on board with our (hopefully) daily dinosaurs with Emanuel I am posting a few of the ones that have been awaiting editing and such to go up on the site!!! So please enjoy a look back at our own personal paleontology internet dig.

Some dinosaurs are simply interesting to look at, and the head of the Pachycephalosaurus is no exception. Found in the forests of North America, this herbivore had some of the carnivore characteristics that remind us of the T Rex… the upright posture, the smaller front legs… From the Cretaceous period, this was the largest of its species and while its head could have been used to fight it is actually believed that the Pachycephalosaurus would have made use of its large hind legs by running away.

Now for videos… the first is a question and answer period with Dinosaur George. Sadly, the link he gives for the intriguing Dracorex does NOT work.

Our second video was an unrealistic but entertaining excerpt from a dinosaur game… Trinity and Emanuel enjoyed it at least.

And now for the link list…

  • KidsDinos.com HERE
  • Animal Planet HERE
  • Jurassic Park Wiki HERE
  • 3D History HERE
  • Dinosaurs.about.com HERE
  • EnchantedLearning HERE
  • National Geographic HERE
  • Wiki HERE
  • And our colouring page at Dinosaur-Colouring.com HERE

    So bright