Wednesday, September 24, 2008
I've been coloring some of these stories myself when I come across them on the lds website. To have them all collected into one place is SO helpful! They make great visuals for kiddos when doing Family Home Evening (FHE). I put a little square of magnet tape on the back and then they stick on a small cookie sheet I use as my "flannel board" (not all cookie sheets are magnetic!).
I'll be adding her link to my sidebar for future (and likely repeated) use.
What do you do/use to help teach your children the scripture stories?
Monday, September 22, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
For those of you land lovers that haven't a clue, today is the official Talk Like a Pirate Day. (Ideally, we'll see if it actually happens) We will be celebrating by pulling out your Chips AHOY cookies and sitting down to a great game of Pirates Cove while watching Pirates of the Carribean to get ideas on how to actually talk like a pirate.
Meanwhile to get you in the mood here are some pirate jokes: I'll put the answers in the comments, click the link for some more amusing jokes
1)How do pirates know that they are pirates?
2)Why does it take pirates so long to learn the alphabet?
3) Why is pirating addictive?
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Christina received her birthday package today so I am now able to share pictures of the hedgehog and cupcake I made last week. Again I'm very happy with the way they turned out and it was extra fun to be able to give them away.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
This is a picture of our living room. Complete with rug (big red rectangle bottom right), couch bottom left, table and chairs middle-left, Lamps top-right, TV and DVD cabinet middle-right, buffet top-middle, and tall bookshelf along the left edge.
This is a birthday card he did for his great-grandma with balloons on the front.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
I have come to the conclusion that Fall is my favorite season, followed closely by Spring but Fall has pulled out on top. I love waking up the crisp air and the earthly smell while I am wrapped up warm in my covers. I love the cooler weather, the warm-not hot- sunshine in the afternoon, the change of the colors in nature around me, and the change in menu. I love making chili and being able to smell it all day without worrying about heating up the house. I love the soups and breads that come with cooler weather too. I love pulling out my sweaters and digging out my socks (yes, I do sometimes wear them with my crocs depending on the weather. Though lately my footwear has branched out a bit). I love the decorations and planning that come with the season. Pulling out my leaf garlands and purchasing pumpkins, figuring out what Elijah is going to settle on for his Halloween costume, starting the Christmas shopping lists and research. MMM... I love it all.
Another thing I've noticed over the last week or so that the cooler weather has been setting in, that the urge to do projects has been setting in too. Fall is my major crafting season (not sure why, it would be busy enough without all the extra projects). I love digging out my yarn and fabric remnants, surfing around on hundreds of blogs dreaming of what I can make. I've got the ideas flowing so beware... there will be posts to come to share the crafting madness that has infected me.
To start- today I found a cute pumpkin pattern that I just had to try. My fabric was a garage sale find from a few months ago and it worked perfectly for this cute little pumpkin. Granted I fudged and cursed my long underused sewing machine but I'm quite pleased with the finished project (though I'm thinking it will be a one and only). Sam fed my ego by giving a big "Oh" when he woke up from his nap and noticed it. Here's to the first Fall decoration of the year to grace my table.
FALL letters came together on this website
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Take a look and see what sparks your interest.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Because Josh was with us we were able to go in Birdworld and see all of the birds up close and personal. I don't usually go in there when I'm alone because they don't allow strollers and Sam is just now getting to where he would walk it alone. Sam absolutely loved it! He was looking around everywhere, pointing at all the birds and doing his intonation (not really words) "there it is" or "right there" while pointing at whatever he found.
One bird (I didn't catch it's name) we noticed had monster long toes. So long that he was walking on his own feet. I also enjoyed watching the Inca Terns laughing and cackling to themselves in the corner of the exhibit.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
In the last few months Elijah has started singing a lot of songs that he would never sing before. Up until now he would always just blurt out a line or two of the song without much melody. But lately he has be singing the entire thing for many songs including many primary songs that he has been learning in church. This is my public thank you to Kelly for doing an amazing job teaching the kids the primary songs. Elijah is picking them up and singing them at home all the time.
Sunday's we call or webcam our parents. That is prime time for Elijah to show off his singing skills. He always puts on a show for the grandparents. I caught him on video singing on the phone to grandma a few weeks ago (and totally forgot I had the video until yesterday). Here it is for all to enjoy Elijah's sweet singing voice.
I am a Child of God
I Love to See the Temple
I better get busy!