Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Brother of Jared

This week for Family Home Evening we had a lesson on the Brother of Jared. We talked about the great faith he had and his inspiration in finding stones that were white and clear like glass and asking the Lord to touch them so they would shine in the darkness and give light.

In the Book of Mormon we read: “And I know, O Lord, that thou has all power, and can do whatsoever thou wilt for the benefit of man; therefore touch these stones, O Lord, with thy finger, and prepare them that they may shine forth in darkness; and they shall shine forth unto us in the vessels which we have prepared, that we may have light while we shall cross the sea. And it came to pass that when the brother of Jared had said these words, behold, the Lord stretched forth his hand and touched the stones one by one with his finger.” (Ether 3:4,6)

As we were reading through the story we were not too sure of who was paying attention until Geoff turned the lights out and held a white stone in his hand with a flashlight underneath, showing the kids what the stones might have looked like. They were all wide-eyed and quiet as they each took their turn holding the stone of light. :)

Monday, February 9, 2009

Little Giant

Lately, David has really taken to climbing. Look where I found him playing.....

Here, it looks like he thought the barbie bed looked like a comfy place to rest for a bit....

Now, he is on to exploring the patio portion of this lovely dollhouse.....

But I think all in all, he found it slightly cramped.

Snow Globe

It was a Sunday morning, just after bath-time and I heard Farrell exclaim: “It’s a SNOWGLOBE outside!!” Sure enough, the snow was falling in big beautiful snowflake bunches – and it really did look like a snow globe.

Here is a shot from January of Seth, Jacob and Emeron in our snow fort. You know, my kids love forts with pillows, forts with blankets and sheets, forts under tables, really any sort of a fort is great, but one made of snow seems especially cool for this bunch of kids!

David is getting so big on us – it really is not fair. He went through a rough week where he simply decided that he was not going to take a nap. Well, he never lasted through the day and always ended up crashing at the table. Looks comfy, eh? After a few days of this he has (thankfully!!) returned to the normal schedule of napping in his crib, with his warm soft blankies -- no more cold hard plastic for this boy.

Coon Hunting

Occasionally, we have some aggressive visitors come to our place just for the food. Raccoons. Once Geoff tried to take care of them with peanut butter and a metal trap, and one fell for it, but once in the trap, the varmint chewed its way out and escaped. They keep coming back and because our city will not take them, Geoff decided to take care of them the old-fashioned way….with his bow and arrow.