Treasure the doing a little more
and the getting done a little less.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Primary Pioneer Acitvity
The area were we live is filled with rich pioneer history. This summer, the primary in our ward planned an activity for the kids to learn more about the history where they live. It was fun having our cousin Natalie and Aunt Lorri join with us for the activity.
The kids absolutely loved riding and pushing the hard carts from historic place to historic place. At the different historic places, the kids would learn about the history of our town.
We stopped in the middle at a meadow and the kids were able to play pioneer games like stick pulling and sack races.
The kids also learned how to square dance.
Next, the kids had a snack of jerky and biscuits.
The kids were then able to cross through a ditch. I thought it was so sweet to see Hyrum help the little kids through the ditch. It brought tears to my eyes.
The last spot of the day was at the old church. This church is notorious for having snakes fall down from the ceiling during Sacrament meeting! Yikes.
Ben thought this old brick from the church was fun to play with.
To end the day, the kids ate their picnic lunch and had more rides in the hand carts.
"If you are still in the process of raising children, be aware that the tiny fingerprints that show up on almost every newly cleaned surface, the toys scattered about the house, the piles and piles of laundry to be tackled will disappear all too soon and that you will—to your surprise—miss them profoundly." -President Thomas S Monson
Sisters, there is something inspiring and sublime about the little forget-me-not flower. I hope it will be a symbol of the little things that make your lives joyful and sweet. Please never forget that you must be patient and compassionate with yourselves, that some sacrifices are better than others, that you need not wait for a golden ticket to be happy. Please never forget that the “why” of the gospel of Jesus Christ will inspire and uplift you. And never forget that your Heavenly Father knows, loves, and cherishes you.—President Dieter F. Uchtdorf