I keep meaning to write about our family home evening (FHE) this week, since I took some photos. I suppose I could just post the photos, and not write much, but just for now, I’ll write up some narrative and add the photos when I get them off the camera.
FHE was fun, with the kids getting to stand on the table, under Mom and Dad’s supervision of course. You might be familiar with a little game involving a barrel of monkeys, their arms are hooked, so the idea is that the contestant grabs one, and then tries to hook an additional one, adding more to the chain until they are all dangling from the first one.
We played this game, but not with monkeys, with elephants! Their trunks and tails formed the hooks. Because TJ and Gigi were so short, and the game was being played on the table, we let them climb up so they could keep going.
With our help, TJ got up to 11 elephants and Gigi got up to 10.
Then, Mom had a special treat for us all, a type of candy called a Choo Choo Bar (or maybe Choo Choo Train?). She said the company had discontinued it at one point, and now it’s back in the candy store. It was like a licorice-flavoured Jolly Rancher bar (like the ones I’d get as a kid in Burley) only slightly more bendable, stretchable and chewable.
Here we are eating them.
I feel I should explain the reason that the pictures are bluish (they were worse when I took them, but I’ve tried to add some color back in) is that in the dining room are CFL’s.