Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Song:" The Sacred Grove" Children’s Songbook, p. 87
Verily, thus saith the Lord unto you, my servant Joseph Smith, I am well pleased with your
offering and acknowledgments, which you have made; for unto this end have I raised you
up, that I might show forth my wisdom through the weak things of the earth.
Indian Arm Wrestling 1. Have two people sit down and face each other across a small table. make sure the opponents are not too different in size. 2. Both then place their right elbows side-by-side on the table and grip each other's right hands. The left hands must be placed on the table and must not grasp anything. 3. When the players are in position, give the command to start. The wrestlers try to touch their opponent's hand against the table without lifting their elbows.
Indian Leg Wrestling 1. Have two people lie on their backs side-by-side with their heads in opposite directions. You may prefer to have a pad or rug underneath. 2. Count to three slowly. On the count of one and two, both people raise their inside legs straight up. The two heels should meet when both legs are straight. On the count of three, the wrestlers lock legs and try to flip the other person over. The person who flips over first is the loser. (George and Jeane Chipman, Games! Games! Games! , [Salt Lake City: Shadow Mountain, 1983], p. 83-4.)
In a heavy saucepan combine all ingredients. Cook over low heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Continue cooking, stirring as little as possible. When mixture reaches hard ball stage (260° F.), remove from heat and pour onto a shallow, buttered 9x13-inch pan. Turn edges in with a spatula to prevent candy from hardening. When just cool enough to handle, divide in about 6 lengths and pull candy using buttered fingertips. Continue pulling until light and fluffy. Twist into ropes of desired thickness. With kitchen shears, cut into pieces of desired size. Wrap each piece with waxed paper. Makes 2 pounds. (Julie Badger Jensen, The Essential Mormon Cookbook, [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2004] p. 133.)
Friday, January 23, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
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I chose to hide her comment only because it shared a name in it. Trust me it made me laugh and remember the good old days. Remember no names please, but Alice I loved it too much not to claim you as the winner . Follow the link to see the picture and see the update as to what the picture was about. Do you want to win? Then come up with a title for this weeks Wordless Wednesday picture.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
- Woke up and fed Lil' E breakfast before preschool
- Dressed myself the Lil' E
- Read Lil' E five books to go toward his reading contest
- Woke Razy up and dressed her. Her hair was crazy messy and I pulled it all up in 5 connecting ponies (I'll have to take a picture so you understand)
- Doble woke up so I dressed him.
- Loaded the kids in the car and headed to preschool.
- Dropped Lil' E off and let Razy and Doble stay for awhile so they could participate in their writing time at school
- Gave a preschool mom a ride up the road
- Stopped by the office to sign something for JBody
- Got home and unloaded the dishwasher
- Loaded the dishwasher
- Started a load of laundry
- Folded the load that came out
- Called my Aunt to plan our (mine and Razy's) trip to Oregon
- Put Razy down for a nap
- Took a shower
- My big TACKLE OF THE DAY: Fill out my insurance paperwork and get off in the mail
- Started a new load of laundry
- Folded and put away the load that just came out
- Picked Lil' E up from preschool
- Fed the kids lunch
- Cleaned the living room
- Looked online for hotel rates for trip to Oregon
- Called to get a babysitter for Saturday
- Put Razy down for her second nap
- Cleaned the playroom
- Razy woke up and from then on really got nothing done
- Redid Razy's crazy nap hair
- Parent meeting and dinner at 5:30-7:30
- JBody picked the kids up from the dinner at 6:00. I finished the meeting.
- Walmart to pick up a birthday present and milk
- Got home sat down watched American Idol
- Talked to my Aunt about hotels so she could book the hotel
- This post
Yes I know, I wrote everything down (minus the diaper changings and little things like that), but it makes me feel better to see a long list.
Monday, January 19, 2009
The brother of Jared was a large and mighty man, and highly favored of the Lord, Ether 1: 34. Because of his faith, the brother of Jared saw the finger of the Lord, Ether 3: 6-9 (Ether 12: 20). Christ showed his spirit body to the brother of Jared, Ether 3: 13-20. There never were greater things made manifest than those which were made manifest to the brother of Jared, Ether 4: 4. The brother of Jared warned his people against a monarchy, Ether 6: 22-23. The Lord showed all things to the brother of Jared, Ether 12: 21. The brother of Jared was mighty in writing, Ether 12: 24. Through faith the brother of Jared moved mount Zerin, Ether 12: 30. (Information found at http://scriptures.lds.org/en/gs/j/9)
Friday, January 16, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Update (21Jan09): This photo of Doble was taken at my parents house about a year ago. Papa's in the background, but the star of the photo is front and center and looking all pimp. This weeks photo title winner was Alice. She made me laugh with her title. However, I did have to hide it because it shared a name. Remember no names please, but Alice I loved it too much not to claim you as the winner .
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Here is a list of everything else I was able to tackle today...
- Showered and dressed myself and 3 kids all BEFORE preschool and got there on time.
- Played legos with Doble and Razy
- Cleaned and organized the refrigerator
- Washed dishes and loaded the dishwasher
- Picked Lil' E up from preschool
- Stopped by a friend's home
- Lunch (yes it was leftovers but hey we all sat at the table together)
- Cleaned the dining room (Razy can do a doezy on the floor in there)
- Cleaned the living room and vacuumed (well Lil' E did most of the vacuuming. He has really taken a liking to it.)
- Read to the kids
- Put Razy down for a nap
- Did an art project with the boys (They turned out really cute. I will have to post a picture later.)
- 3 loads of laundry.
- Autumn came over to play for little while she was joined by her big brother later in the day.
- Surfed the web a bit tweeked the blog a bit.
- Dinner (Sorry can't say I actually made it...pizza)
- JBody came home and helped me come up with a shopping list.
- Went grocery shopping (no kids) to Costco and Safeway.
- JBody and I put a trunk load of food and household items away.
- Sat down to relax and watch AMERICAN IDOL!!!
- This post
Tackle the Refrigerator
I will spare you pictures of the inside of my refrigerator. Just trust me when I tell you it needs a cleaning. I am somewhat sad to clean it because whenever I do it REALLY looks like we have no food. I start throwing everything away. However, that is also a good thing right. As for the outside, it to needs a cleaning. The top especially. Do you use the top of your refrigerator as a collection area. Somehow everything finds it's way to the top of the fridge. Right now we have two bowls of leftover stocking candy, a birthday bag, an almost empty can of almond roca and some other odds and ends up there. Not to mention it probably has collected quite a bit of dust since the last time I cleaned it. As for the art work. Most of it will stay, some will go (in the trash) and some may be save worthy. Wish me luck! And good luck to those of you who have things to tackle yourself.
Monday, January 12, 2009
I think this was the 3rd or 4th take. Doble knows this song alot better, but he thought it was funny to see himself on the computer. He was also having fun laughing with his little sister who you can hear in the background.
Doble loves the song "Nephi's Courage" so when I came across this lesson idea I was so excited.
The following is the Lesson found from Families in Zion. It is their "I Will Go and Do lesson".
I Will Go and DoPURPOSE
To help family members better understand the blessings that come from being obedient
-Envelopes for treasure hunt
-Story, The King’s Emerald (below)
-Paper for clues
- A treat for the treasure hunt
- “Nephi’s Courage” page 120 in Children’s Songbook
1. Pre-lesson preparation:
a. Prepare and hide the envelopes (see Treasure Hunt Preparation below)
b. Hide the treasure
2. Share the story, The King’s Emerald (below)
a. Ask your family, “Why was Rupert able to find the king’s emerald?” (He
3. Using Book of Mormon Stories (chapter 4) or the Book of Mormon Stories DVD
(or in your own words) tell the story of Nephi and his brothers going back to
Jerusalem to get the plates of brass.
a. Tell your family to listen closely because it will help them solve the
questions for the treasure hunt.
4. Treasure Hunt:
a. Tell your children that they are going to have a chance to find a special
treasure, but the only way is to be obedient like Nephi and follow the
b. Explain that there are five envelopes that contain clues. If they answer the
question on the outside of each envelope they can open it and read what’s
inside. Inside each envelope are instructions to able to find the next
envelope. (Parents can adapt the questions and the clues according to the
situation and the age of the children.)
c. Give them Envelope #1.
5. Testify that if we are always obedient to what the Lord asks we shall be happy
The King’s Emerald
Rupert stood by the side of the road watching an unusual number of people hurry
past. At length he recognized a friend. 'Where are all of you going in such a hurry?' he
The friend paused, 'Haven't you heard?' he said.
'I've heard nothing,' Rupert answered.
'Well,' continued his friend, 'the King has lost his royal emerald! Yesterday he
attended a wedding of the nobility and wore the emerald on the slender golden chain
around his neck. In some way the emerald became loosened from the chain. Everyone is
searching, for the King has offered a reward of ten pieces of gold to the one who finds it.
Come, we must hurry.
'But I cannot go without asking grandmother,' faltered Rupert.
'Then I cannot wait. I want to find the emerald,' replied his friend.
Rupert hurried back to the cabin at the edge of the woods to seek his
grandmother's permission. 'If I could find it we could leave this hut with its dampness
and buy a piece of land up on the hillside,' he pleaded with grandmother.
But his grandmother shook her head. 'What would the sheep do,' she asked.
'Already they are restless in the pen, waiting to be taken to the pasture and please do not
forget to take them to water when the sun shines high in the heavens.'
Sorrowfully, Rupert took the sheep to the pasture and at noon he led them to the
brook in the woods. There he sat on a large stone by the stream. 'If I could only have had
a chance to look for the King's emerald,' he thought.
Turning his head to gaze down at the sandy bottom of the brook, suddenly he
stared into the water. What was it? It could not be! He leaped into the water, and his
gripping fingers held something that was green with a slender bit of gold chain. 'The
King's emerald!' he shouted. It must have been flung from the chain when the King was
crossing the bridge, on the highway, and the water washed it here. With shining eyes
Rupert ran to his grandmother's hut to tell her of his great find.
'Bless you, my boy,' she said, 'but you never would have found it if you had not
been doing your duty, herding the sheep.'
And Rupert knew that this was the truth (Ensign, Nov 1999, 49).
ACTIVITY IDEAS (Because our children are small and attentions are short we will be doing the hunt as our activity)- Have the children make a poster of Doctrine and Covenants 82:10, Exodus 19:5,
or 1 Nephi 3:7 to hang in their bedrooms
- Memorize Doctrine and Covenants 82:10 (a seminary scripture mastery scripture)
TREASURE HUNT PREPARATION
- On the outside of the envelope – “What was Nephi told to go and do?” (Bring
back the brass plates)
- On the inside – “When we are obedient the Lord will answer our prayers. Look
for your next clue where you usually say your prayers.”
-On the outside of the envelope – “Who asked Nephi to go back and get the plates
Lehi or the Lord?” (The Lord)
- On the inside – “When we are obedient to the Lord and keep the commandments
we will be washed of all our sins. Look for your next clue in a place where our
- On the outside of the envelope – “Nephi and his brothers walked back to what
city to get the plates?” (Jerusalem)
- On the inside – “When we are obedient the Lord will guide us wherever we go.
Look for your next clue in the place where you keep your shoes.” (Closet)
- On the outside of the envelope – “Who came to protect Nephi and Sam when
Laman and Lemuel were hitting them with sticks?” (An angel)
- On the inside – “When we are obedient the Lord will protect us. Look for your
next clue in the book that teaches us about angels.” (The scriptures)
- On the outside of the envelope: “How did Nephi’s parents feel when he brought
back the plates?” (Happy)
- On the inside – “Obedience makes us happy. Look in the place that keeps our
food cold and you will find a treat that will make your mouth happy!”
(We changed to a place that keeps our food warm)
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
That means Razy is still the only granddaughter for Mema and Papa. One day she'll have a baby girl cousin on this side.