Sunday, November 16, 2008

Our own scriptures!

Since finishing the Book of Mormon as a family, Joey and I have talked about what we could do special for the girls to show them how proud of them we are. We decided to go to the LDS bookstore here to look around for something for them yesterday evening. When the kids saw the scriptures lined up against the wall, they ran over and each picked their favorite set and said, "Can we have our own scriptures? Please!" with the most excited and hopeful expressions on their little faces. How could we say no? Joey and I had actually talked about getting them their own but weren't sure of when(we had originally talked about getting them a set when they turned 8 and were baptized, but then that would just kill Ella to have to wait 2 1/2 more years). So, we looked at each other then at them and said, "Yes!" We felt it was a fitting gift and they were so happy. They were so excited you would've thought we were taking them to Disneyland:) Aubrey picked out a compact blue quad and Ella picked out the compact burgundy quad and we had their names engraved on the front. They told us thank you about 10 times before we got home:) I think this was the perfect gift for them. When we arrived home, this was the scene.....
They were just so cute last night and all of today. Aubrey woke me up this morning and said she had been reading the Book of Mormon that morning. She said, "Mom, I've already read 5 pages!" I was pretty wowed that my daughter read five pages before I was even out of bed(kids have so much to teach us, don't they?) And then Ella had her scriptures in her bag and by the stairs to make sure she didn't forget to take them to church this morning. During sacrament, you could just see them turning the pages and looking through their scriptures the whole time! I just loved seeing how excited they were to have their own scriptures. We have talked to them about taking good care of them and treating them with reverence and they have taken that very seriously. They love their scriptures so much and are treating them as their most prized possession! Isn't that how we should value them? These girls have taught me a lot this weekend. They have reminded me of how special the scriptures are and how blessed we are to have them. They should be one of our most valuable possessions.

Tonight we had FHE about the scriptures. Aubrey was in charge and taught a great lesson! She had a list of questions to ask for a family discussion about what scriptures are, how we got them, etc. It was awesome! Then I made this lame cookie cake for dessert. I call it lame, well, because I didn't decorate it very well(If you want to see some good decorating, check out my sisters blog. She is becoming a master cake decorator. Me not so much:). I didn't have time for the cookie to cool enough before frosting it, so the frosting became really runny. Oh well, the kids liked it and it tasted good. Thats all that matters, right? So, here it is....the We finished the Book of Mormon cookie!YUM!Isn't Ella's hair getting so long?I even gave Cali a big piece like her sisters-she was in heaven! When I asked her if she wanted a cookie, she said, "Yeahyeahyeahyeahyeah!" Thats how she says "yes" these days. Its so funny.

14 comments:

Marie said...

I just love reading about your girls Holly. I think it's wonderful that they are so excited about the scriptures and reading them. How special that they now have their very own sets. I can still remember when I got my own set and how special they were and are to me. You and Joe are great parents. I just think you are the best!

jOeY said...

Money well spent. :) I loved seeing their expressions when we said, "YES!" They wanted them so bad...which is so cool.

I agree too, this AM was humbling when Aubrey came in already finished with her scripture study. We have such special little girls.

The Zookeeper said...

How awesome is that? You guys are obviously doing something (or lots of somethings) right. And that cookie looks completely yummy!

Tara D said...

I think it's so great that they now have their own scriptures. How sweet it was that they wanted them so badly. Your girls are awesome! And yes, Ella's hair has grown a lot just since the last time I saw her. Wow!

Champion Family said...

Way to go Holly and Joey's Family! We're at Helaman Chapter 7, so hopefully we're not too far away from getting to celebrate too. It's obvious that this generation that we're raising are spiritual giants and so close to their Heavenly Father. It's pretty humbling to be given the awesome reponsibility of being their parents.

Lynell said...

So fun! How awesome that you have taught your kids to love the scriptures. And the cookie. I think it looks perfect! Yummy

-Melissa- said...

I think the scriptures were a perfect gift. It was so cute to see the girls with their scriptures at church yesterday. You could tell they are very special to them.

Jan said...

Money well spent is right. That was the perfect 'reward' for the scripture reading project. I love that you're teaching them to love their scriptures and to treat them with reverence. Awesome!

Patty said...

What a neat weekend you guys had. You do have some wonderful girls. They are so special! You guys are teaching them well and they are so blessed to have you as their parents!!

Mindi said...

congrats, holly! i am proud of you and your little ones. and impressed.

Tiburon said...

That is so awesome! What an accomplishment :)

cyndi/mom/nana said...

I too am touched by this post and am grateful for the great parents you two are becoming. I remember the excitement on my kids faces when they got their first set which was on their baptism day but to get them sooner and have such a joy already to have them is awesome. We are proud of you Aubrey and Ella you are very special and your example will teach Cali and some of us who aren't as diligent. Love you see you soon.

mamapickle said...

I think that is so awesome! yay

Christy said...

you are amazing. That is a wonderful story and experience to have with your wonderful family! You're inspiring! :)