Tonite was Family Home Evening.
Which means on Monday nights we:
1 - Sing some songs
2 - Say a prayer
3 - Read a scripture story and act it out with minimal props (whatever we can grab around the house last minute. This is awesome because it required no planning really, which is one of my favorite things. First Jason and I picked the story, but lately the kids have. Tonite was Luke 2, Jason was the donkey, Darby was Mary with baby Jesus (a doll), Luke was Joseph and Baylie and I were animals
Others we have reenacted are Daniel and lions den, David and Goliath, Nephi and Laban, Tree of Life, Ammon, Samuel the Lamanite (using tin foil rocks), Good Samaritan (Jason REALLY makes a good donkey) and whatever ones have swords.
4 - Play a game (Duck Duck Goose, Simon Says, etc)
5 - Closing Prayer
We don't do treats because ours is right before bed and kinda late cause of Jason's work, but lets face it, do my kids need any more treats? nope, they get plenty :)
BUT HERE IS THE THING...
1 - We are not very reverent...like at all
2 - In fact, we are often times IRREVERENT. In fact I would say the kids like it the more irreverent the better and Jason and I have a hard time not laughing ourselves.
3 - But we do have lots of fun and the kids love family home evening and would do it every nite. FHE (family home evening) usually gets them so wild that they have trouble calming down by closing prayer and then get in trouble....guess we need to work on that.
If you don't believe me, watch this.
This is Baylie leading the movie.
I would apolojize for my voice, but actually I don't really care. Because after you've been primary music leader you loose all pride having suffered through the snickers of sunday school teachers whose ears you tortured weekly by your voice. Seriously, now I have no shame and my kids think my voice is beautiful. Okay, maybe not.
So of course after realizing I was filming this, the other kids had to get in on the action. Please enjoy Luke's pajama choice selection.
Here are 3 games of red light green light at our house.
Okay, so thats it folks. Good night!
Family Home Evening Rocks!