I think this idea really helped the kids listen more to conference. We wrote the names of the Prophet and apostles on separate flowers and let the kids fill in what the talks were about. I failed on the following-through part though. The idea was that throughout the weeks following conference, family members could ‘pick’ a flower and put into action that principle. I hope to do it again this fall, but with a tree and leaves.
Nolan: (in a very sad voice) Mommy said we have to live in this house forever.
Dad: You don’t like this house? Where do you want to move?
Nolan: I want to go to college… at BYU.
Dad: Mommy & Daddy will live in this house forever, but you can move out and go to BYU.
Nolan: No! I want you to move to BYU with me!
(Watching General Conference)
Rachel: “That was Elder Perry.”
Nolan: “Perry?! The platypus?”
My sister Emily came up with this GREAT Easter lesson for the family. She even made it printable for anyone who’d like to use it! Here’s a link to her blog…
Enjoy Conference and Easter weekends!
I was trying to find something a little different than the usual ‘conference packets’ to keep my kids interested/busy and found this website. She uses flowers with the apostles names on them and a line for what the talk was about. After each talk, you can tape them up to the wall or a large poster to create a garden by the time conference is over! You then, after conference, encourage family members to ‘pick’ a flower and do something related to that flowers topic. What a great idea! Putting into action the things we’ve learned!
There were also some links for different aged children to make a conference packet for each child. Great ideas! I can wait to post pictures of our General Conference Spring Garden!
This was Gracie’s first year playing basketball. She LOVES it! She’s the Mark Eaton of 3rd grade girls basketball. She was at LEAST a foot taller than every girl on her team. She grew so fast, she still hasn’t quite lived up to her name! This was the only team they played against with girls as tall as her!
Nolan’s new favorite book is There’s a Wocket in my Pocket. He makes me read it every night. Tonight Gehrig sat with us a we read. After we were done Gehrig innocently said, “Daddy, there’s a WEENS in my JEANS.”
As Gehrig was delivering his birthday invitations, he came back to the car after getting no answer at that door. I asked, “Did you ring the doorbell?”
He smiled and said, “Because I’m stupid.” He then got back out of the car to ring the doorbell.
Nolan was in the back seat listening. As soon as Gehrig got out of the car he said, “What a jerk!”
I think my kids are watching too much TV.
While watching Tangled, after the damn broke, Gehrig said, “Those are actually real. They are dangerous. They are called salami.”
We then explained the difference between salami and tsunamis.
“Dad, you should get on Wipeout so we can get money for Disneyland and a dog.”