Sunday, December 19, 2010

Decorations, Sewing, Letters, and Movies

While the big kids were out shooting, Ben and Mom and Nana headed to find a Christmas tree! Wednesday was spent decorating the tree and all sorts of activities centered around the farm. Nana taught Charley the basics of sewing and she was able to help with the quilt top for her new bedspread. She loved working in Nana's office on her quilt!
"Ben what are you doing?" "Making Mud!" Of course!
"Helping" Nana get the garden ready for winter planting. At least they are working together!
Sam's comment was so funny! "Its winter and its not even cold!" It was in the 60's while we were there, we couldn't have asked for better weather.
Anytime they could con Papa and Mom and Dad into allowing them to play the Ipad this is what we would find for hours. Angry Birds!
Ben opted for his standby, letters! He was fortunate enough to have Nana and Aunt Jennifer willing to sit with him and make words starting with each letter of the alphabet. If you haven't yet had the opportunity to do this with him its fun. He makes up "rules" about what kind of words to spell and then after you suggest one he'll come up with something else. He really likes to string the words together to make funny sentences. And now you know why he was reading at 2.

We ended the day taking the kids to see the new Disney film "Tangled". We all loved it! Each night before bed we had scripture time. Our goal this year was to complete the Book of Mormon. We are almost there. Nana and Papa were kind enough to allow us to continue on our schedule to allow us to stay on course.