Saturday, May 30, 2009

Magna Doodle Messages

We are constantly finding the sweetest messages and funniest pictures on the various magna doodles all over the house. Here are two of my latest favorites. Both by Miss Aubrey...


Aubrey put this beside Ella's bed at night so that when she woke up Sunday morning, she would see it. If you can't read it, it says, "Dear Ella, I hope you have a wonderful day at church and I want you to know that I'm sorry about the lego thing. Love you! Aubrey" They had gotten in an argument earlier that day over legos and I just thought it was so sweet that she apologized on the magna doodle and left Ella such a sweet note to read in the morning. And I LOVE how she referred to their dispute as the "lego thing." :)

And this one is just amazing. Aubrey taught herself the 13th Article of Faith and wrote it by memory on the magna doodle. It is pretty darn close to perfect. Remember, she is in the first grade-its incredible. One day I showed the girls where to find the Articles of Faith(a set of 13 basic beliefs of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) in the scriptures and she has been studying them on her own with Ella. Many mornings I wake up to find them looking through their scriptures together on Ella's bed. And one morning, I woke up and found Aubrey writing away on the magna doodle and this is what she was writing, without her scriptures in hand...




Unbelievable-Aubrey, you rock! I want to be like you when I grow up:) Not only are you smart, you have such a strong desire to do good, to teach others, and set a great example to not only your sisters, but to your Daddy and I. Keep learning the Articles of Faith-you have already conquered the 13th which is the hardest! We love you.

For anyone interested in reading all of the Articles of Faith, click here. And for anyone interested in learning more about our church and our beliefs, click here!

11 comments:

Grammy Staffy said...

That really is amazing Aubrey. What precious girls you have.

I am at my son's house helping them with their new baby.
I just got to a computer for the first time tonight. I am so sorry to read about your miscarriage. I was so hoping and praying that you would be alright. I am sad for you. My heart goes out to you. I just send you an email before I read your blog. I was still hoping you were ok. I am sending lots of love your way. I wish that I could say something to take away the hurt. I know that I can't but know that you are in my heart and prayers. So Sorry Dear Holly. May God bless you and comfort you.
Love, Grammy

the duchess said...

Dear Holly,

I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I want you to know that I'm sorry about the crap friend thing.

Sarah

Tara D said...

Aubrey is such a smart girl, and she is so sweet to write out an apology to Ella. You've taught those girls well; you're such a good mommy! :) Have fun on your date tonight.

Marie said...

Holly, your girls are a wonderful example to me of great parenting. You and Joey are doing such a wonderful job with them and it shows, in all the little ways that they care for each other and for you. I know things are not always "perfect" but they are pretty wonderful all the same. I send love and hugs sweet friend.

Patty said...

You have such special girls and have taught them so well. It is amazing how valiant these young spirits of the last days are. It brought tears of happiness and gratitude to picture them sitting on Ella's bed and looking through the scriptures. We all have truly been blessed with your sweet children!!

-Melissa- said...

Your girls are sooo sweet! You and Joey are doing an awesome job with them.

Hope you are having a good weekend!

mamapickle said...

That might be the sweetest thing ever! Your raising an amazing little girl

Jan the crazy lady said...

How sweet Holly. What a great message to have. On a magna doodle. The toy that keeps on giving.

Tonya said...

Now those are great memories... girls are too fun! But it is because they have such a great mother. Love ya!

Becca said...

What cute girls...and smart too! Those are the moments that make being a mom worth all the junk that comes along with it!

cyndi/mom/nana said...

I am always amazed at everything all our grandchildren do. I'm especially happy to see how close they are and how sensitive and loving towards each other. I'm especially impressed with your great memorization of the 13th
Article of Faith good for you Aubrey keep up the great work. You are most definitely awesome.