Thursday, September 30, 2010

Perfect Little Book

Our littlest one found the joy in this book weeks ago, and it has been a favorite since then. We play "hug" chase games, recite parts of the book--"Bobo!", and laugh and giggle about hugs.

We happen to have a little monkey that is perfect for hugging and Benjamin loves carrying it around. When he is sad, a hug from his little monkey will make him laugh. He loves this monkey and I am thankful he has learned to love reading as well!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Homemade Fun!

Not too long ago, a friend asked us what we do for fun. As I sat their and thought about what our family does when we have breaks and vacations, my only reply was, "I think our family has a different view of what is fun." We don't go to theme parks, or travel great distances; in fact, the times we have the most fun are when we just stay home and play together. There is something relaxing about playing at a park, in the front yard, or even just inside with toys. The only other place we go to have fun would be when we travel to the temple and make the whole day a family day.

Fun does not have to cost, and in reality it shouldn't cost anything. All it takes to have a great day is creativity!

Here are some moments of fun:

The children love when we make anything from the wheat we grind. I think their fascination stems from seeing something come from what seems to be nothing.

For a boys day out, Clark took them to feed the ducks and found fun in exploring the area as well. Who knew a culvert could be so fun!

All I can say is "a bad hair day". We have some strange ducks.

We have loved having corn on the cob. The children love peeling and cleaning the corn, it makes it feel like we have our own garden. (which I hope to have someday...)

At first we cut the corn off for this little one, but he wouldn't eat it and kept reaching over to our plates wanting to take bites out of our corn. Finally we gave him his own and he devoured it! He must have great biting abilities!

Homemade fun, that is all it comes to.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

New Pictures

Here are some photos from our adventures from August! (click here)