My friend took me up on the offer to have all three of our children in Primary help out when needed and, boy, did I love walking in and seeing Potatoes, Joo-Jee and Shoo-Shee all lined up in the front of the room! I was so proud to see each one step up to give the prayer, scripture or talk.
Because of COVID shutdowns, Shoo-Shee had never given a talk in Primary and she was so excited! She wanted to fly solo and fancy free, but I knew that would quickly drift into a series of adorable, but doctrinely unsound (and likely undecipherable) declarations (along with beautifully graceful and sweeping hand gestures).
After some firm discussion, we agreed that she could pick four pictures of Jesus and tell her audience something about each one. We practiced and she loved it. She could speak without being prompted (which she loved!). And she kept her comments on topic and focused on the Savior (which I loved!).
In the end, it was a great experience for us all and we were so grateful!
Sweet Baby (6 weeks old) was in his Bumbo for the first time a few days ago and the older boys LOVED it. Potatoes read him a book and then Boots took over after that. Baby alternated between watching his brothers and the angels up above. :)
Just look at them! A week ago we got seven barred rock chicks from the feed store…
… And Mommy put them in the bathtub! She read about it in a book and thought it sounded great. And it was great. I just loved going in to see them and reaching in to hold them. I would have kept them in there forever!!
But the dust gave Daddy allergies. And the smell didn’t agree with either of my parents. And they kind of cheeped a lot.
So, Mommy found a rabbit hutch and converted it into a chick brooder! It’s much easier to maintain for her, the chicks are doing awesome and peace has been restored to our home.
Mommy did have a dream that all the chicks got eaten their first night outside and rushed to the window in the morning, but they were just fine. Phew!
They get bigger every day and lose more of their fluff. And whenever they’re awake, they cheep up a storm! And, boy, if you want to see them freak out, just open the top or stick your hand in there and they’ll act like the sky has fallen and squashed them flat.
I still miss having them in the bathtub, but I’m glad Mommy and Daddy are feeling better. And you can come over to see them anytime!!