Monday, January 12, 2009

FHE Kid Style

Tonight the girls were in charge of Family Home Evening. Halle had music and got out the "sing-o-meter" from my primary box (a little poster that's used to help the kids in church sing better). She made us sing "I Lived in Heaven" and "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" until we met her expectations.

Then Alyssa gave us the lesson comparing a sandwich to the gospel. She made the whole thing up. And she even made visual aids. It was too cute. She's been learning about "catchy" opening statements as school, so this was hers tonight, "Do you ever get hungry? Being hungry can mean many things, like being hungry for food or to hear the words of the gospel." Then she went on to build her sandwich.

  • First the bread= which is Christ the foundation and one person.
  • Then tomatoes (her little cut out was two tomatoes)= missionaries. They make your sandwich better if you add them.
  • Then the turkey = temple
  • Cheese = scriptures
  • Salt & Pepper = Holy Ghost (because he can be in a million places at once)
  • Top slice of Bread = Heavenly Father (because he is a different person)

I thought it was so clever. And she was very serious during her lesson. We sang another song and Halle judged us with the "reverence meter" where we got an "almost there" critique. Guess we have room to improve.

These are the things I will miss when they are grown and gone.

15 comments:

Nichole said...

SO cute! Looking forward to a great name on the iPod drawing tomorrow. I should be a loving family member and keep my fingers crossed for you, but I can't!!!! Good luck =D

Jewelle said...

Wow! I am so impressed what Alyssa came up with. Your kids are awesome! Can they come teach the reverence factor to Lily?

WishTrish said...

You're making me hungry!

What a cute lesson! Looks like someone got the creative gene!

Seriously, though... I wanna sandwich.

Jennifer P. said...

I think Alyssa will be a seminary teacher, and Halle will be the forever Primary chorister ;).

Love the moments like that with the kids--and yes, they'll be missed here too!

Kat said...

That is so cute. And the sandwich analogy. Love it. Especially the scriptures being the cheese.

becky ward said...

i loved being able to take part in FHE growing up. and i think it's great that they both took it so seriously. how fun! but, we missed you at the manwaring FHE.

ps idol's on tonight!

grammy said...

Yep, you will miss this stuff. Glad you are recording it. And I am soooo impressed. I do have good grandchildren don't I?

Deanna said...

You have taught your children well...very well. How darling!!! And that's quite the analogy!!!

Wendy said...

You *will* miss it -- but you are so good to record it. You will always have those memories now. ♥

The teenager Sweet Girl had the lesson for FHE last night, and the topic was "the best of times, the worst of times" (she's reading A Tale of Two Cities right now). My favorite part was "it's like us right now -- Dad lost his job, but we are pulling together...and whatever." LOL

Tamie said...

what a FABULOUS FHE lesson! how clever is that little girlie of yours :)
i think that i might just have to steal that idea of hers---she's totally got it.
what a great memory for you treasure!

Miki said...

wow....I'm seriously a little shell shocked, speechless, impressed, and humbled. I know you will just laugh it off, but seriously, that was a really good FHE...full of free choice for the kids to express themselves.

wow....

I know you didn't mean for the post to be a "looky looky at how great my kids and family are", but sheesh. I even have a little knot in my stomach thinking, "I wonder what my kids would come up with?"

wow....

okay, you get it, I'm dumbfounded....REALLY!

The Blonde Duck said...

I wanted to stop in and say hi! What a cute story!

Lee Ann said...

OH my goodness! How grown up are they? So creative!

Willy Happy Mama said...

That is so cute! and hilarious! Those girls are growing up and watching everything Mom does. I bet you'll be glad you wrote this story down as the years go by.

Camille said...

That is great! I might have to use that one next week!