Monday, January 10, 2011

Family Home Evening

This year in Primary the kids are learning more about the scriptures, I believe the theme is "I know the scriptures are true."  Both of the kids have been so excited to be learning things in the scriptures.   Yesterday Isaac came home and asked if he could read my scriptures.  Of course I said yes.  Then I remembered there were a couple sets of unused older sets in the closet upstairs. So I sent Isaac up to get him a set and Audrey asked if she could have some.  It just filled me with so much joy to know what they were asking for and the fact that they were so excited about them. 

I sat down and explained to Isaac how to find things in the scriptures. He decided that he would like to start reading the scriptures.  So amongst all this new found excitement, I asked Isaac if he would be willing to head up FHE for tonight.  He happily accepted.  So he picked a scripture to talk about. He chose 1 Nephi 1:5 "Wherefore it came to pass that my father, Lehi, as he went forth prayed unto the Lord, yea, even with all his heart, in behalf of his people." Isaac talked to us about how Lehi was a prophet and that he tried to teach the people of Jerusalem to repent and to follow the ways of the Lord.  I sat there and listened to him teaching us, I couldn't help but feel the love of my Savior.  Here is this sweet little 6 year old boy with such faith that the scriptures are true.  It is definitely a highlight of parenthood. 

Audrey chose the song "Follow the Prophet" which went along perfectly with the lesson. After the lesson was over, Isaac wanted to do an activity.  Without any direction from Steve or I he assigned everyone to go sit at the table, he grabbed four pieces of blank paper and went and got the crayon box.  He said that everyone was to draw a  wicked person and he would draw the prophet.  We each glued out people to a stick and acted out the prophet preaching to the people to do what they should and follow the prophet.   Here are some pics:

Isaac's picture cut out of the prophet.

Audrey working on her wicked person.

I love that Isaac is so excited about the scriptures. 

 All of our puppets.

 Making fresh tortilla chips. Yum!!

 Cute kids.

Goofy kids, :)

Steve was in charge of the treat and he decided to make homemade tortilla chips. The kids were really excited to see how this is done.  They had no idea it was so easy to make chips.

I am so blessed with such a sweet family, I just love them all so much. Heavenly Father has blessed me so much!!!


  1. You are the best sis in law ever!! I my brother is so LUCKY! Love you

    ps a fun FHE idea - break out the legos for the recreation of Lehi's tree of life vision. :O)

  2. Amen to Tami :) (Except the Lego thing because we have never done that.)