Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Happy Birthday!

Yesterday, my youngest turned 4! Four!

Famiy Home Evening Family Hearts

Since Sunday is Valentines and the children are having their valentine partiesat school this week, I thought it would be a good time for this lesson. I gavethem construction paper and they all cut out 5 hearts each (becauase their is 5in our family). We passed the hearts around and everyone wrote sometlhing niceabout the person who cut out the hearts. When we were done everyone had 5 hearts with nice things about the child or adult on them (except one withpictures that the 4 year old did). We taped them to everyones door so theycould remember how the other members of their family love them.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Famiy Home Evening Scriptures

Last night we talked about reading the scriptures. We start to read as a family and then stop, then start, then stop, etc. So I thought doing a family home evening once a quarter on how important it is to read them might help with the motivation. Last night we started out with our prayer of course. Next, we reviewed our famiy business. Next, for the scripture, we used the 8th Article of Faith which was given by our son. The song was Search, Ponder and Pray (Children's Songbook, page 109). The Poem/Thought for the night was New and Used by A. Jonathan Vance read by our daughter. For the lesson, we read "Read the Scriptures" by President Spencer W. Kimball. We got it from the inside cover of the Friend December 1985. We talked about ways to study the scriptures, why its important, etc. For the activity, they were each given a "Book of Mormon Coloring Chart" from the Friend, January 2000, page 14. For the treat, we used the Scripture Cookiies found in the Friend, January 1998 page 4.
Scripture Cookies
3/4 cup _________“The words of his mouth were smoother than ____” (Ps. 55:21)

1/3 cup _________“Come unto me all ye ends of the earth, buy ____ and honey” (2 Ne. 26:25)

1 1/2 cups _________“To what purpose cometh there to me … the ____ ____ from a far country?” (Jer. 6:20)

2 _________“As one gathereth ____ that are left, have I gathered all the earth” (Isa. 10:14)

2 cups _________“And Solomon’s provision for one day was thirty measures of fine ____” (1 Kgs. 4:22)

1 teaspoon _________“Take thou also unto thee principal spices … and of sweet ____ half so much” (Ex. 30:23)

1 teaspoon _________“Ye are the ____ of the earth” (Matt. 5:13)

1/2 teaspoon _________“The kingdom of heaven is like unto ____ (Matt. 13:33)

3 cups _________“Nevertheless … ____ for the horse” (D&C 89:17)

1 cup _________“And they gave him … two clusters of ____” (1 Sam. 30:12)

1. To start, beat the first four ingredients together.
2. Mix in the remaining ingredients.
3. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet.
4. Bake at 350° F for about 15 minutes.
5. Enjoy!

(Key: 3/4 cup butter (softened), 1/3 cup milk, 1 1/2 cups sugar (sweet cane), 2 eggs, 2 cups flor, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp baking soda (leaven), 3 cups oats, 1 cup raisins. )