General Conference this Weekend, and Traditions

Twice a year members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints get a special treat. We get a whole weekend set aside to listen to our beloved prophet and others speak to us. Since we believe in modern revelation, this is a great way to hear what Heavenly Father wants us to hear.

I am so grateful to have the technology to be able to watch this at home on the internet. We will be going up to my mom’s for one session like we always do. (And then celebrating my brother’s birthday!)

President Thomas S. Monson

If you have young children, you know it can be challenging to listen at all. Here is a website that might help. They have downloadable Conference packets for different ages.

In the past I’ve made cinnamon rolls for the Saturday morning session, but since our oven is on the fritz I’ll have to think of something else this year. Any ideas?

What are your special General Conference traditions?

Balloon Experiment

Hayden has been wanting to try this for a while now, and we finally got around to doing it. The boys loved it! It’s super easy.

Put 4 Tbsp of vinegar in a bottle (we used an empty water bottle), and put 1 Tbsp of baking soda in a balloon. Stretch the opening of the balloon over the bottle, making sure the soda doesn’t fall inside yet.

When you’re ready, tip the soda into the vinegar and watch it inflate on it’s own!

Sensitive Little Ears

Hayden is almost 4. He is very bright and talkative. Recently I’ve been really paying attention to the things I say and the things he hears. There’s nothing like hearing a toddler repeat something you said to make you realize the importance of that! On the radio this morning, as I was flipping through the channels trying to find a good song, these are some of the things I heard:

“won’t stop til I get em in their birthday suit”
“…just came out of the closet”
“we freak in my jeep”

Oh boy. So we turned off the radio and listened to Scripture Scouts instead. I think he’s a little young to have to have conversations about those things.


She’s Growing Up So Fast!

Audra is 4 1/2 months now, and just surprising me every day. I feel like she is doing everything a lot sooner than the boys did. If I ever leave her on the floor in a room and leave for a minute, she’ll be across the room when I get back. She rolls both ways and scoots her way around. Just today I noticed her doing this:

I guess she justs wants to keep up with her brothers!

Flight of the Bumblebee

That is what Kevin calls it when I run around cleaning in a mad dash before guests come over. Am I alone here? I always think I have things under control, then it gets closer to the time for the guests to come over and I see another million things that need to be done. So if you ever come over and I am out of breath- you’ll know why : ) For those who don’t know what I am talking about, here is the song: