Yesterday, was my son's first "sick day!" (Woo-hoo...yeah!) Now I understand why, whenever we stayed home sick from school as kids, which happened soooo rarely, my mom basically made a full-blown holiday out of it. She'd buy us McDonald's for lunch (a rare treat...shhh, don't tell the other kids!) and bring us 7-up "to settle our tummies." See that smile on my face? Yeah, I was happy to spend time with my little man! All of us back together again!
So family home evening basically lasted all day. I love it when that happens.
We played games and made Valentines for each other and for friends.
After dinner, with Steve home, we cut out hearts together around the kitchen table.
For the lesson, we cracked open our scriptures and looked up verses about the heart & love.
We read aloud to each other things like: God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son...and ye shall offer for a sacrifice unto me a broken heart and a contrite spirit...and I will tell you in your mind and in your heart by the Holy Ghost, which shall come upon you...It was fun. And Guy was so proud to be able to read verses aloud to the family.
After we'd cut out enough hearts, we went on a secret service adventure together to continue the time-honored tradition of "heart-attacking" someone for Valentine's Day. The kids thought it was a blast and we had written some scripture references on some of the hearts.
Another extremely simple but totally enjoyable FHE that ended with ice cream.
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY FRIENDS!
PS - Remember to check out That Good Part's FHE report today!
Also, our Secret Service Notebook idea is being featured on The Friend website today.