Tuesday, March 23, 2010

FHE, Family prayer, and Dad

So, I'm not gonna lie and tell you all that we have been doing FHE, and family prayer consistently...but we are doing much better. Probably over the last month we have done FHE every Monday...and can I say that it is hilarious. It lasts a total of 10 minutes, and half that time we are laughing. We try. We really do try, but really, the kids are too funny and their comments are so great.

Prayer is my favorite part. Rae usually opens our meeting with a prayer, and I generally peer out my half open eyelids at Evan...trying with all his might to be reverent. He folds his arms, peeks out his little eyes around the room, sneaks a treat to his mouth occasionally then quickly resumes prayer position. Only to do it again but this time he quickly gives his truck a little ride up his leg...all the meanwhile he has his eyes still just half way open and the arm that he doesn't use he still has folded over his small chest....trying. Too funny.

Then Rae ends the prayer and gets to pick a song. We have a short...very short lesson then Evan picks a song and says the closing prayer...and this is how his prayer goes:

"Hebanly Father...thank you for the food, and Raegan, and daddy, and mommy, and Mayci..."

and this is where the normalcy ends...he then can't resist and opens his beady little eyes just a little, starts to observe, and then says,

"and thank you for the trucks...and the table...and the babies that are Raegans...and Mayci's blankets..."

and on and on and on.

I can't help but laugh, and then he laughs and then we all laugh, and then we say Amen!


And yes, that is Shawn being the 'teacher' reading all the kids Barney before bed. Even Mayci enjoys the action. How cute.


Jamie said...

Cute Farrah! That's kind of how ours goes too. But 2 weeks ago, Tyson actually gave the lesson. It's pretty amazing how much they do learn though. Our favorite FHE song is "old mcdonald"...I know...so reverent! I love the picture of Mayci in that Bumbo seat. I definitely need to come see her, cuz that's crazy!

Laci and the Girls said...

Oh Farrs, that all just sounds much too normal!! Seriously, I wish someone could just videotape our FHE's......surely we'd get kicked out of the church :) Just keep doing it. Soon, your kids will know it's Monday and won't LET you skip even if you kinda want to. And before you know it, you'll be talking about virgins.....Love you guys so much!

Auntie Elaine said...

Way to go - SOOOO dang cute - we miss you guys! Barney loves everyone and that's what Jesus wants us to do, so good book choice Dad!!! love ya!

Arden said...

Farrs, Why will you be talking about Virgins? Way too cute! I miss you guys. Love you, mom

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