Because we have small children we try to keep family home evening short in sweet. After our opening exercises we have a short lesson and activity. Tonight we told the story of Capt. Moroni and the Title Of Liberty.
I used the children's Book of Mormon with pictures to help tell the story. When we were finished we took a plain white flat sheet I purchased on clearance and let the boys finger paint their own Title Of Liberty.
It went really well and they were too excited to get their hands all grimy.
We used Crayola Finger paint because it washes out so nicely.
Note: By using a bigger sheet we were able to cover the entire dinning room table to ensure the boys didn't start painting on the table itself. Because they were already bathed for the night and in their pajamas we did put old t shirts on so they wouldn't soil their already clean Jammie's!!
I'm the mother to three very energetic little boys and a wife to a man who rocks my world!
I decided a long time ago that staying home, with complete 24/7 focus on my family, was the career path for me.
I probably laugh more than I should, yell more than I should, and do not stay put anywhere as long as I should...
We try to make God the center of our home, a guest at at every meal, and a silent listener to every conversation...
We live on Main Street in Crazy Town, USA!!!
President David O. McKay declared: "Motherhood is the greatest potential influence either for good or ill in human life. The mother's image is the first that stamps itself on the unwritten page of the young child's mind. It is her caress that first awakens a sense of security, her kiss, the first realization of affection; her sympathy and tenderness, the first assurance that there is love in the world." (Gospel Ideals, p. 452.) President McKay continues: "Motherhood consists of three principal attributes or qualities: namely, (1) the power to bear, (2) the ability to rear, (3) the gift to love. . . This ability and willingness properly to rear children, the gift to love, and eagerness, yes, longing to express it in soul development, make motherhood the noblest office or calling in the world. She who can paint a masterpiece or write a book that will influence millions deserves the admiration and the plaudits of mankind; but she who rears successfully a family of healthy, beautiful sons and daughters, whose influence will be felt through generations to come, . . . deserves the highest honor that man can give, and the choicest blessings of God." (Gospel Ideals, pp. 453-54.)