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"Fishy! Fishy! Fishy!"

So our house is filled with the sound of Jackson saying, "FISHY!". Everyday, all day, he brings us pictures of fish in books, fish toys, and points to fishies on TV. Jackson has a fishy obsession. So we take him to the Science Spectrum weekly so he can spend time with fishies. The Science Spectum's bottom level is filled with all kinds of fish, some other animals too, but Jackson only cares about the fish. Maybe this means he'll be a marine biologist?

He gets so excited, he has to point to all the fish and yell, "fishy!". ...we're working on 'inside voices', but it's not sinking in yet.

Usually we just let him run around to all the different tanks and this last picture is Jackson telling us that he is ready to move on now, so get me down from this bench please.

FHE for Jackson... so far

I'm new at FHE, so I've only done a few. The first couple I just helped him to recognize key people like Heavenly Father, Christ, and Joseph Smith. Basically I started with Heavenly Father and I collected lots of pictures of Him from Ensigns, the Friend magazine, and pictures I had around the house. I read a couple scriptures about Him or said by Heavenly Father and showed him the pictures. I did the same thing with Christ and Joseph Smith. I put the pictures in different places around the room and asked Jackson where Christ was or Joseph Smith etc. Pretty low key stuff, but I had to introduce them somehow.

Next was a "Feed My Sheep" FHE. I read him John 21:17 and explained what it meant to feed his sheep. Then I put together a basic background with construction paper of grass and sky and made a Jesus character with my Cricut (it's a dye-cut machine). I placed Jesus on one side of the paper. I had little sheep stickers, so I let Jackson place little shee…

4th time is the charm???

Ok, I've tried this blogging thing 3 other times before, so I'm hoping the 4th time is the charm. I think my problem with blogging is A. I have NO idea what I'm doing!!! And B. I have no purpose to blog because I'm a Facebook addict and I update it all the time. Well, I can only cure my lack of blogging knowledge by actually blogging consistantly; and I will fix my lack of purpose by giving this blog a purpose. So besides posting little pieces of my family on a weekly basis, I'm going to post my weekly FHE's with my toddler because it's really difficult to have FHE with a loud, attention-span-less, almost 2 year old. Hopefully this will give some of you ideas and PLEASE, PLEASE share your ideas with me.

*For my non-LDS friends FHE stands for Family Home Evening. It's something we do every Monday night. It has a spiritual theme/message and some sort of activity. It builds family togetherness and spiritual strength.