Last night we loaded the kids up, sat for 20 minutes while we jump-started the car (see previous Tackle it Tuesday post), and then headed to the big city for family home evening. We’ve never taken the kids to Temple Square and we thought it would be a fun little activity. We only had an hour or so to wander around the visitor’s centers, Ryan was a little intimidated by the Christus statue, and Owen was his typical whining self, but we had fun. Ryan was on the lookout for all the missionaries and told a sweet sister from Brazil that his Aunt Stephy is a missionary in Australia right now. He was certain the the missionaries live inside the temple.

As we looked at the diplays in the visitor’s centers, Ryan pointed out all the things he recognized. It’s really a heart-warming thing as a parent when you see your child showing some understanding of the things that you’ve tried to teach them. He is such a little sponge and takes in everything we say (good and bad…whoops!) and remembers it so well. I’m sure he’ll make a great little missionary himself one day!

We tried to get face shots, but they wouldn’t hold still long enough….I like the way the one turned out better anyway.

Wiped out!


6 Responses to “FHE”

  1. Kate Says:

    What a neat idea for FHE . . . ! 🙂

  2. allisonsj Says:

    We’ll have to do this one day. It sounds like fun. I’m impressed that three carseats can fit in one row in a car. It gives me hope that maybe we can do it one day too:-). Hopefully we’ll at least have a bigger car than our Nissan by then.

  3. kala tolman Says:

    What a great FHE! I loved the photos you took! The last one with the kids made me smile! Sleeping kids always makes me smile, though!!! We tried taking all of our kids to Temple Square last Christmas, but unfortunately the visitors centers were closed and it was absolutely FREEZING outside! So my goal is to take them again so we can go inside the buildings! You’re doing a great job as a mother, teaching them so much good (to help make up for the bad words and all!!!!)

  4. Natalie Says:

    Hey you guys! I love the FHE idea. The three kids in front of the Christus Statue is absolutely precious!

  5. Em Says:

    A fun trip. That is really cute about the missionaries living in the Temple.

    It is really great to hear kids talking about the church in their everyday conversation. I loved that in Kindergarten. Even today I heard a bunch of my teenage students talking about what they were working on for Personal Progress. It’s great!

  6. Mel Says:

    I love that picture of the kids sleeping in the back. What great parents.

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