A couple weeks ago in church our high councilman gave a GREAT talk about teaching our kids. He said that for every ONE hour of instruction or gospel teaching our kids receive they also get hundreds of hours of influence the OTHER direction. Basically we teach for an hour, Satan teaches them for hundreds of hours. His point was that we need to find every opportunity to teach our kids that we possibly can. So I started thinking about what I could do to find more time to teach my kids. I came up with something that I am absolutely loving and thought I should share. I printed out slips of paper with topics that we could discuss as a family such as, honesty, respect, sacrament, repentance, stuff like that. I put them in our "dinner jar" and the nights that we sit as a family and eat dinner together, which isn't every night, but we try, one of the kids takes a slip of paper out of the jar and we discuss whatever is written on it. I have really loved having these discussions with my kids, even more than I thought I would. I think because it is in a non-teaching setting, we are just hanging out having dinner, they open up so much more and we really have some good talks. I tr to get them to tell me what THEY think things mean, so I can try and help them understand and learn more. I hope this is one "new thing" that we really stick to because I really love it!!
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
I love this beautiful girl! I love how pretty she is, and I love when she wants to snuggle still, and I SUPER love her laugh! I love her pretty hair and even more that she LOVES to let me do her hair, I love that she is ALL girl and when she isn't being moody, she is a DOLL!!! I can't believe how grown up she is becoming...I really forgot she was turning 6 because it seems like she is older than that. She is super smart, loves school, playing house with her sisters, coloring, and riding her bike. She can cripple her Dad with one flash of that pretty smile, and he knows it too!
We had a BLAST celebrating her Birthday with a girly tea party. She had friends and cousins come and get dressed up, eat TONS of yummy food, and make placemats. They all looked so cute in their dress up clothes and had fun just being girls. Thanks everyone for making Libertys day so special!!
Posted by Kristina at 1:17 AM
It's true, there is ONE member of my family who loves peanut butter as much as I do! If anyone leaves the PB down Ryker will find it and eats it by the handful! Someday I will find the picture of Jeremiah as a 2 year old with handfuls of PB, they look so much alike its crazy. I LOVE this little 2 year old!!!
Posted by Kristina at 12:55 AM