Sunday, April 22, 2012
This year for conference I got a few things at the dollar store and dug into my box I have for birthdays. I put prices on all of them. The kids could earn money by listening for key words, songs didn't count. Then when there was a song or after each session they got to come and get something they wanted. At first everyone was given a cup and a big jar of pennies were placed at the front of the room. This didn't work well because when someone saw someone else go up they too went up. So we went to paper and a pencils. This worked great! The kids tried to listen carefully and get more points then their brothers and sisters. It worked so good! When the closing prayer was over they commented on many of the key words they had heard! Next year I will do points instead of money just so we aren't "Shopping" on Sunday.
My boys come up with some of the most smart/stupid ideas. I say that because some of them are seriously dangerous! Some of them are brilliant and lots of fun! The kids had a ball sudsing up and sliding! They commented on how much fun this would be at Grammy Cheryl's back yard. Grandma you have been warned!
Ashtyn turned 13! She and I went shopping and bought her some outfits. She also went out to lunch with Cydnee, Diana, Ella and myself. She loves it when the waitresses come and sing to her on her birthday. She also had to talk on her actual birthday. She did a great job. She is growing up so fast and is becoming a beautiful young woman.
Years ago Weston got a box filled with magic tricks. When he and Ruger were younger they put on a marvelous magic show. So when we were all together trying to get things done for dad they gave us another marvelous magic show. I love this in these sweet children. They seem to grow so fast but yet still remember the things that make us happy.