Monday, April 21, 2014

Monday Moments: But My Room Is Not Tidy!

So, I'm out shopping with Katrina and this is the conversation we have:

Me: "So, do you remember my friend Robin?"

K: "Yes"

Me: "She's coming over to visit tomorrow!"

K: "Uh oh."

Me: "What's wrong?"

K: "My room is not tidy!"

Me: "Yes it is! Remember we cleaned it up yesterday? But she is not bringing her kids with her this time."

K: "She's just coming to see how much we've grown?"

hahaha :) What kids think.

A shot of part of Talia's room on a tidy day.. a long time ago before it got rearranged a lot

Apparently it is getting through to Katrina that we want to keep our rooms tidy. I am working hard to teach the girls to keep their rooms in good shape and if they don't get it done before a friend comes over, sometimes I'll tell them it is too messy upstairs so they can't play upstairs. The other day my mother in law called to see if they could stop in and Katrina answered the phone. She said, "Sure you can, but you can't come upstairs because it's WAY too messy up there." haha.

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Friday, April 18, 2014

April 2014 Sharing Time - Week 2

Welcome to April's Sharing Time Linky!

This week started with a guest post FHE idea on Service, over at Jedi Craft Girl's 14 Day Walk with Christ.

You can download the handout printable here.

I also shared a FHE idea that we did on Monday, with a Religious Easter Egg Hunt & You've Been Egged Printable.

I posted 2 reviews, one for Jenny Oaks Baker's new CD, and one for John Bytheway's New Children's Book.

I also posted my niece's Baby Parts Poster

Now, on to the link party! I can't wait to see what you share! :)

Please join the Raising Memories Sharing Time & add a link to your latest and greatest blog posts
about activities to do with your children or fun projects that you have done!
If you're participating, please share the button on your blog & "hop over" to at least one other blog post that's been linked up- let's support each other!

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Sacrament (A Children's Book by John Bytheway)

Some of the book reviews I share on this blog are religious. This one is very much "Mormon" (it applies specifically to the sacrament that happens weekly in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). It's called The Sacrament by John Bytheway, illustrated by Nathan Pinnock, and published by Deseret Book.

I've mentioned John Bytheway before on the blog, a couple of times. (My husband & I are big fans ;)

I recently shared some children's books that focus on baptism. Along with learning about baptism, it is important to teach our children about the Gift of the Holy Ghost, about repentance, and about the sacrament. They are all connected.

So, I was excited when I heard that John Bytheway was coming out with this book. When I started reading it to the girls, right away my husband asked if the book was based on a poem that we have heard Bytheway share in the past, and sure enough, the book is full of rhymes and is really a long poem, inspired by a short poem by Walter M. Horned.

The book focuses on what we should be thinking about (and not be thinking about) during the sacrament, and what it can do for all of us. I love Nathan Pinnock's artwork and I love the way he so clearly and thoughtfully illustrates the story and the meaning behind it, in his artwork.

My kids got excited as soon as they realized it was "a rhyming book", and their eyes were glued to the pictures as we talked about the different things we could see happening in them. I know we'll read this one again and again! I can see that there is the potential for them to learn a lot from it and I am excited about it!

Disclosure: A copy of the book was provided to me by Deseret Book for review purposes. All opinions expressed are of course mine.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Alexis' Parts Poster

I shared a handful of newborn photos of my sweet niece who was born on Valentines Day back in March.
Today I'm finally ready to share her little Parts Poster! :)

Just looking at these photos makes me want to teleport myself back to Utah for a snuggle ;)
Miss you all, Hilary!

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