Friday, February 6, 2009

Night Time Traditions

Our little family has a few traditions and routines we do every night. Our children get ready for bed, and then we have our family scripture study. A few years ago, our home teacher told us how he and his family do scripture study, and we adopted it.

First, We read a chapter from the scripture story books. Right now we are reading from the Doctrine and Covenants. This way the children can have fun reading and seeing the pictures.

Then we have each child who was sitting and listening have a chance to pick a picture and we will read the reference that is written with the picture. The children usually love this and I have seen them grow so in their ability to listen and learn.

After our scripture study, we have family prayer and off to bed we go. Clark puts Rebecca to bed first; since if we put David and Rebecca to bed together, they end up playing (they share a room). Benjamin hasn't quite worked out a routine yet, or I think he would be going to bed first.

Now is the part I consider the most touching. David comes into Mommy and Daddy's bedroom and pulls out our journals and scriptures since he has seen us do that his whole life. He waits for us to come into the room and then he likes to sit with us for a little bit. He will ask us to read more scriptures to him. Lately, I have been reading a book my parents sent us for Christmas to him, it is called "Stories from the life of Joseph Smith". Sometimes I forget to read to him and he will go pull it off the dresser and come over and ask me to read more to him. I love this chance to cuddle with my eldest child and have time to talk to each other.

I am thinking about what we can read together after we finish this book. I love reading with my children. I think we could spend hours reading together if other things didn't get in the way. They love reading.

1 comment:

Rockin Rowe's said...

You guys are such an awesome family. Keep those traditions alive!