Monday, April 17, 2006

Day 14: Family Home Evening

Each Monday night (or at least most Monday nights) we have family home evening. We do different things. Usually we start and finish with a song and a prayer, have a spiritual lesson of sorts and sometimes play a game and have treats. Other times we may do an activity, go on a drive, to a movie, to Grandma and Grandpa's house, etc. I love being with the kids, learning and playing together.

Recently for family home evenings we've been working on memorizing The Articles of Faith. Our oldest finished memorizing them tonight and the second oldest is nearly done. The third child isn't quite ready to memorize them but enjoys reciting them with us and the 4th child can't talk yet.

After working on The Articles of Faith we played charades. Man do we have some hams in the family. Then we had our closing song and prayer and Mom read the last chapter of Prince Caspian, by C.S. Lewis, to us. Sure there was some craziness and even a few quarrels before we were finished but all in all we had a great time, learned together, and strengthened our relationships with each other.

I'm grateful for family home evening.

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