Showing posts from October, 2014

Happy Halloween!

We visited a corn maze after the Pumpkin Walk. There was also a slide and tomahawk throwing. The weather here in Cache Valley has been delightful. We are loving Autumn here in Utah this year.

Happy Halloween!

A Pumpkin Walk!

We went as a family to North Logan's annual Pumpkin Walk. It was really cool. A lot of creativity and work went into the making of these pumpkin displays. Some of our favorite highlights were...

Doctor Who, of course!
Can you guess this next one?
Your first clues are a wise owl and a castle.
Did you guess right?
Here is another one... 
And my personal favorite...
Although, I loved this one, too... So many fun themes!  Steamboat Willie
Just had to include Frozen!
Hooray for Mickey and the gang!

DIY Christmas Decor

I got this idea from Sarah at The Linley House. Tonight my lovely friend, Amy, and I each made our own. It was so much fun and we watched the movie, Arsenic and Old Lace, while we assembled everything.

My first Christmas decoration for the year, and I have to enjoy it now because I'll be moving back to Lima, Peru, next month.

Sunday Thoughts

For those of you who know me, you know how much I love the Primary organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which is a program for children ages 18 months to 12 years. So, you'll understand why I'm thrilled to be serving again in Primary, even if it's only for a short time since I'll be moving back to Peru in mid-November. I'm a temporary team-teacher to the Valiant 9 class in my ward (congregation).

The Primary theme this month is: “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” Came from God to Help My Family. You can read more about this theme, HERE.

The Family: A Proclamation to the World is an official declaration given to the world by the First Presidency and Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Today in Sharing Time (part of Primary where all the children enjoy a lesson together, taught by a member of the Primary presidency), a beautiful lesson was given about marriage. God ordained marriage to b…

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Easy Science Experiments

We love science experiments. These 3 experiments come from the Steve Spangler website. You can find instructions for them HERE, HERE, and HERE.

Elephant Toothpaste:

Your child will need-
20-volume Hydrogen Peroxide (You can buy this at a beauty supply store.)
Dawn liquid dish soap
Food coloring
A packet of dry yeast mixed into warm water
An empty soda bottle with the label removed
A disposable tray (to contain the experiment)
A funnel

CO2 Fire Extinguisher:

Your child will need-
5 or 6 tea light candles
Matches or a lighter (Please supervise your child.)
Baking Soda
White Vinegar
A see-through container that pours, such as a measuring cup with a spout

Density Experiment:

Your child will need-
Vegetable Oil
Baby Oil
An ice cube
A drinking glass or small glass bowl

A WonderFUL Book

I just have to write about an amazing novel. Please consider reading this book with your children. I would recommend it for ages 8-12 especially. Marcus and I read this book together when he was 11, and later we read, The Julian Chapter, which is a follow-up eBook.

The book is Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Don't you love how the cover was illustrated? This is her debut novel and it's beautifully written. She is a talented writer. Marcus thought I was silly for crying at the end, but that is how much this story touched my heart.

Wonder is the fictional, but realistic story of a 10-year old boy named, August (Auggie), who was born with a facial deformity. We follow Auggie through his first experience in school, which is his fifth grade year (up until then he had been homeschooled). He experiences all the normal ups and downs of childhood, but because of his unusual appearance, his classmates must decide how to treat him, and we find out who accepts him and gives him a chance, who is i…