Monday, December 24, 2012

Crib of the Nativity & Christmas Eve

Every year we go to the Crib of the Nativity in Eden Park.  It has been a tradition in Cincinnati since 1939.  It has had over 3 million visitors.  We like to go on Christmas Eve.
See the sheep on the hillside.
Where are the sheperds?
With its hand-hewn beams and thatched roof, the creche is a historical representation of the first Christmas.
Live animals grace the grounds, while life-size waxen figures in handmade garments add a measure of realism to this depiction of the birth of Jesus.
Lee and I, Sweet William The Scot, can not say it any better than this wooden sign says what we wish for you this holiday.
Maybe we will travel home on this cart.
Look at just some of the wonderful cards I got from you dogs & cats.
I got my box from my Santa Paws Exchange.  It came from Chloe, she is not feeling real good now so please send her the power of our crossed paws.  I get to open the box tomorrow. 
Lee usually reads The Night Before Christmas to me before we snuggle into bed, but this year because I am now a big boy, I am going to read it to her.
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.
Signing Off,
Sweet William The Scot
Oops, I almost forgot to put cookies and milk under the tree for Santa.


  1. Everyone knows the first Christmas was in southern Ohio. A wonderful day to you and Lee from me, Kaci and Kismet.

  2. Merry Christmas Sweet William.

  3. Have a great Christmas Sweet William. You look so cute in your holiday bandanna and Santa hat.


  4. We wish you Sweet William and all your family

    A Happy Holiday
    & A Merry Christmas.
    We value your friendship and wanted to let you know and we accept we are rubbish at your name that song competitions. Have a nice one.

    Best wishes Molly

  5. Hey Sweet William!
    Wow, what a wonderful place to visit! The sign with the poem really is perfect. I bet the animals were all glad to see you. Thanks for letting me see such a special nativity setting.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Furiend

  6. Oh Nose....Yupper, don't furget da Cookies!

    You look so handsome in your Christmas attire!

    Wishin you and your family a Merry Christmas and blessings in the coming year.


  7. Oh Sweet William, you brought tears to our Eyes, once again thnaks for the tour, and you are right the wood sign says it bets. You and Lee have a most Happy and Merry Christmas!!!

    To Our Bestest, Furiend, Buddy & Pal
    Hugs & Kisses (Well Maybe not from Bites)
    Susie & Sidebite

  8. Dear Sweet William and Lee ~ Thank you so much for your beautiful calendar. We're sorry that we did not get our cards out. We want you to know that we are glad to call you a friend. We wish you Happy Holidays and a wonderful 2013.

    -Bart, Ruby and mom

  9. Merry Christmas, my dear friend! You look very handsome in that santa hat.

    I am feeling better today. The medicine seems to be helping. I am not out of the woods, but grateful to be with my family, enjoying Christmas.

  10. What a wonderful Christmas you guys are having and what wonderful traditions. Merry Christmas to you

  11. Whew... good that you remembered the M & C fur under the tree!!!

    We love the Crib of the Nativity. THAT is just lovely. And we so agree with you about the words of the Sign.

    We would like to extend those words to YOU and Miss Lee.
    THANK YOU fur being OUR Furend.
    We can't wait to see what Chloe sent to you. We have our Paws Crossed fur her.
    Merry Christmas!!!
    From your... IN THE FURS .. furends, Frankie and Ernie

  12. Just stopping by to wish you all a very Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

    Basset Momma, Freddie & Gloria

  13. Merry Christmas Sweet William. I hope Santa brings you lots of goodies tonight!

  14. Beautiful nativity....thanks for sharing it with us. You and Lee have a wonderful Christmas. Thanks for being OUR friend.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  15. What a special place the Crib of the Nativity is. Merry Christmas, sweet William!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  16. Oh you look most handsome there my sweetie!! I hope you will have a very Merry Christmas and I get to open your gifts tomorrow. I will be dreaming about you!!

    loving wags

  17. Merry Christmas!! You look handsome!
    xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  18. Awww that is very nice of you to read to your Mom. Beautiful place to experience the Nativity too!

    Wishing you and Lee a wonderful wonderful Christmas my furiend! :D

    Waggin at ya,

  19. Hey Sweet William and thank you for this lovely tour. You and Lee take the bestest side trips.
    We look forward to seeing your Exchange gift and will hop over to say hi to Chloe.
    Hugs Madi your BFFF

  20. Hello Sweet William! We've been missing your posts and am glad to see that you're enjoying the holidays--I'm sure that box held something really really special!! I hope you and your family have had a great day!
    (⁀‵⁀,) ✫✫✫
    .•°*”˜˜”*°•.✫✫✫ MERRY CHRISTMAS!

  21. Happy holidays from Henry, Otto and Vivika! Hope your Christmas is wonderful and you get lots of goodies. Wuff.

  22. Oh Sweet William, you have the bestest town ever!! So many great Holiday traditions and stuffs! You sure are lucky!
    Oh, I hopes you got some great stuffs from Chloe, I'll stop by and wish her well, I didn't know she had the sickies.
    I can't wait to see whats you got!
    Merry Christmas to you and your Family!


  23. Merry christmas to all your pack !!

    Woos of love.

    Echo & Link

  24. That was a beautiful place to visit, Mommy wishes we had something like that. It is really cool that you get to go along for those adventures. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

    Loveys Sasha

  25. Oh Sweet William - your Christmas looks wonderful and I hope you had a truly great one!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx