Monday, August 22, 2011

Our LAST "First Day of School"

(because college doesn't really count - that's for adults!)
Ready to leave for seminary.Glad she didn't have to navigate the horrendous traffic with multiple cars stuck in the intersection. At least there was a pretty sunrise to enjoy during the 20 minutes it took to go the last half mile!
Have a wonderful year making a difference at your new high school!

(And for those of you who noticed the different shirt, this was taken at orientation; I've been around long enough to know that parents aren't necessarily welcome on campus on a teenager's first day of school.)

Monday, August 8, 2011

The Never-Ending List of Projects

Didn't we just do this?

Yes, but we have to do the other side.

All moved over once again.
Now we can clean

And then paint.

While it cures, there are inside projects that want attention, like replacing all the door hinges.
And installing a speaker shelf.

But look at this - eventually you reach the point where the project can be called completed!!

Thank you Hard Workers!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Corners

Memorable Monday Moments

Tonight's family night lesson came straight out of the FHE Resource Manual - "Avoiding Putting Children in Corners" - although we did tweak it a bit because I was afraid reading it straight through would be a bit boring. And I think we were successful. First we had a little action with "killer whale" trying to capture and eat "happy feet penguin" in their small ocean (the piano bench).
We also turned the examples given in the manual into little role plays, and they were acted out quite realistically. As mentioned before, we're slowly going through the section in the manual titled "Making Your Family Home Evenings Successful." We figured these contained good skills for our children to learn before they became parents. I'm glad we're reviewing these principles as well. Family Home Evening really is a lot of fun, no matter what you do!