Sunday, August 14, 2011

Patriarchal blessing FHE

Tonight we had a great FHE - late - but great! It was late because I had an auxiliary meeting at church. There was something wrong with the satellite feed at our church building, so we were able to leave early. But when I got back, it still took us quite a while to get around to having FHE.

Benjamin was asleep again, but eventually he woke up (and I write this at 11:03 pm, he is still awake and probably will be for quite sometime)

Song - Larry - he wasn't here, so we sang "I'm so glad when Daddy Comes Home" (which is actually titled Daddy's Homecoming, but there it is)
Prayer - Benjamin (he nodded his head to what we said)
Scripture - Tre - Genesis chapter 29
Lesson - Me - I took it from a year of FHE - a lesson on patriarchal blessings. I was really excited about using this lesson. When I saw the post last week, I knew I wanted to do it. AND my mother had just brought me a copy of my patriarchal blessing, her patriarchal blessing and her mom's patriarchal blessing. Gabrielle is turning 16 this fall, so I thought it was quite appropriate for our family. I am not sure we had talked about it much, so I knew this would be a great time
Game - Gabrielle picked Uno and I won (both times - even though once I put down a wild card and said "blue" when all I had was yellow and red - at least I had a good laugh)
Snack - Peter - gee - guess maybe edible cookie dough
for the fourth straight time in a row that it is his turn for snack
then I tried to ask Benjamin whom he would like to have say closing prayer and he said "hide and seek"
A great FHE if you ask me!
Next week's line up is
Song - P
Prayer - D
Scripture - B
Lesson - T
Game - M
Snack - G

Today at church was wonderful - I taught the Valiant class. I have told the Pres that I would do so until a new teacher was called. I am so feeling her pain - she asked if anyone was called to primary positions today and I had to report "no". But I don't mind. Peter is in my class and it was actually quite enjoyable. We did lesson 3o in manual 7 on the atonement. It was pretty awesome. Sugardoodle led me to this awesome fill in rebus of the 3rd article of faith. I just LOVE rebuses from the friend! Their activity page is pretty awesome as well.

gotta love

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Tonight's FHE

We had a great night tonight. But one thing was missing from our FHE tonight - Benjamin had fallen asleep and missed it. But this is what it looked like
Song - Benjamin - we sang "Ring around the Rosy" in his honor. Peter refused to sing so I made him sing a solo - he picked "When the Saints Come Marching In" and eventually we joined him
Prayer - Tre
Scriptures - Me - I read Genesis chapter 18
Lesson - Gabrielle had previously made me go up into the attic in the kids' hallway and find the Book of Mormon videos (since we just got another VCR player - my parents just gave me a television with one built in) and we watched Alma and the Zoramites
Game - Peter - we played rock paper scissors and Shannon won until I beat her - yeah, it was funny
Snack - Larry - he wasn't here until right at dinner time, and actually before that I was not sure when he was going to get here so I decided I would make it for him. I made Key Lime Pie and brownies (since I knew for sure Peter wouldn't eat the pie)

so next week it is:
S - L
P - B
S - T
L - M
G - G
S - P
I had better remind Peter it is his week next week for snack

Today at church it was great! Because it wasn't my month for sharing time!
But I did find something that is super useful and helped me prepare Peter's talk in sharing time (that I didn't get to watch because I was in nursery, but that is okay).
It is a pdf of small talks for the entire year that correspond to each weekly primary theme!!!! How cool is that?
I also found these sharing time cards from Latter-Day Chatter. They sure are cute - the one for this week helped me flesh out Peter's talk.
Okay, the hubs has left me and gone to bed, so I had better go as well. I have a Farmer's Market to go to tomorrow