Thursday, October 18, 2007

FHE Project

Mormons do this thing with their Monday nights. They dedicate their time and energy to their family. It's a pleasant enough thought until someone gets irritated with someone else and you hear a parent in the room say, "You'll enjoy being with your family or else...."

That hasn't happened, yet. At least it was worded differently; it was more like, "just give us a few minutes for a lesson then we can do something else."

However, things have changed in our house since I asked Steven to be in charge of Family Home Evening. He always comes up with these amazing ideas for family night. When we moved, I decided I was all dried up. I just can't come up with something else to keep these monkeys entertained PLUS give it a spiritual twist. I was trying to do that the rest of the days all week long.

This is what we did last week.
Steven thought it would be fun to put up a swing in our backyard. So on Monday night, we all headed to Home Depot to get the supplies.
It's not really meant for two (or anyone that weighs more than 50 lbs for that matter) the tree's not quite that sturdy. I wasn't about to tell one child over the other who could swing first. Plus, they look so darn cute. And on top of that, they were getting along during our oppressive family time: sitting together, arm in arm, on a slightly precarious swing.
Until next Monday.

9 comments:

Emma said...

great idea! Wish I had a tree!

janet said...

We only play hide-and-go-seek in the dark (with flashlights) on Monday nights... after the lesson. Ever since we started this tradition our kids BEG for FHE. They seriously count down the days. This, we know, won't last very long.....

Brian said...

I'm just happy to hear that Steven is finally stepping up and being a dad (even though you had to tell him to). Way to go Ste. That's my bro...

John said...

I love how you link "Mormons."

"Never miss an opportunity to teach and futher our faith to those who have not received the truth".

Prophet _________, Ensign, February 1982

Jodie Haney said...

YEA, STEVEN! What a good man you pick out.

Brian said...

Steven has always been very handy...

Valeri said...

Very sweet. What would have been even sweeter is if you'd plopped Olivia in the middle for a couple pictures. If they were already past the weight limit I don't see how another 10 or so pounds would have hurt anything.

Lindy said...

How sweet are they? We might have to try that in our yard.

Audrey said...

You have to love great FHE time!

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