We've done it again I'm really proud at how hard everyone is working we have had another cooperative family home evening this time on the Sacrament presented to us by all three of the children (they are still a little camera shy) however thats another faith in god for Hanna & Adam and a personal progress for Ruth. Well Done everyone!
Thursday, 26 November 2009
After 3 years I have finally finished 16 portraits of latter day Prophets (President Monson is on the pillowcase) this originaly started out as a wall hanging however by the time I finished the only way to go was a duvet, hopefully my son will treasure it and even take it with him on his mission 10 years from now.
Posted by Penny at 8:25 pm
Thursday, 12 November 2009
Give a family home evening lesson on Joseph Smith’s First Vision (see Joseph Smith—History 1:1–20). Discuss how Heavenly Father answers our sincere prayers.
Adam and Hanna gave a great family home evening
we ended up by making prayer rocks
Adam decided on Corned beef Casserole
CORNED BEEF CASSEROLE
1/2 c. chopped onion, sauteed in 1 tbsp. butter
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 cup evaporated milk
1 (12 oz.) can corned beef, diced
1/8 tsp. pepper
Cook pasta, sauteed onion. Combine soup and milk in large bowl, add noodles and rest of ingredients; mix. Pour into 2 quart casserole. Sprinkle cheese over top. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
NOTE: If you like you can pour 1/2 mix into casserole and use a layer of your favorite canned vegetable and then remainder of mix.
Friday, 6 November 2009
Adam completed a faith in God goal for Boys on Wednesday 4th of November 2009.
Goal:- Make an item from wood, metal, fabric or other material or draw, paint, or sculpt a piece of art. Display your finished work for others to see.
Adam chose to make a 3d wooden horse and paint it, he did require a little help building it however did a great job painting the detail on the horse well Done Adam.
Tuesday, 3 November 2009
Our Family Council Minutes
Ruth 9pm Sunday - Thursday
10pm Fri & Saturday
Hanna 8pm - Sunday - Thursday
9pm Friday & Saturday (no evening television)
Adam 7pm Sunday - Thursday
8pm Saturday & Sunday
When cleaning the toilet the brush is not to be put in the bin
extra care is to be taken to personal hygiene after using the loo IE flush and washing hands
the phantom toilet blocker is to be caught and executed unless they unblock the toilet themselves (ha ha evil laugh)
Mum is to make a poster to remind everyone of the the flush and wash rule.
Gas & Electricity
It's been agreed to keep the gas off for another few weeks if possible as everyone still feels warm enough in the house although Hanna would like an extra blanket for her bed
Everything with the exception of the freezers and alarm clocks have to be unplugged at night to try and save electricity all lights must be switched off before leaving a room and nothing is to be left on standby
Family Home Evenings
Family Home evenings for the next few months will be from the Faith in God Book for Girls and Boys and Personal Progress and will be taught by the relevant person to achieve their goals start next week Ruth is to start or complete a personal progress every FHE after her brother & Sister have gone to bed.
You Are Special Meals For December
planning ahead for U R Special meals they are as follows:-
Prawn Cocktail with side order of Mussels
Scampi and chips with mushy peas and lemon
Prawn cocktail (no shells)
Gammon Stake, Pineapple (not cooked), Roast Potatoes with Runner Beans
Apple Crumble and vanilla Ice Cream
Fruit with melted chocolate dip
turkey with Yorkshire pudding sweetcorn and chips (MacDonald style)
apple pie and vanilla ice cream
pig in blankets, Yorkshire puddings, chips, (veg)
apple crumble and chocolate ice cream
Corn beef Casserole
Biscuits and cheese
(Mum not to cook)
Every one wrote down something they love about everyone in the family and they will be placed in the UR Special Bottle and dinner is to be by candle light with soft music playing.
secret elves to be done in 2 parts the first being a papercraft elf, passport, introduction letter, report card and explanation letter with elf cakes to be secretly driven to the Evan's Family
D Wilde Family
Secret elves part 2 explanation letter and elf cakes
to be delivered to friends and family
and others to follow
this year our secret Santa's are mini hampers containing soup, pudding, jam, Christmas cake and some Christmas decorations all in Hat boxes and they have to be delivered to
and others to follow
Adam and Hanna have become quite a dab hand at helping out making things for Christmas here they are making salt dough ornaments which we shall be painting up and giving away at Christmas on our sharing tree.
Salt Dough Recipe
Ingredients: 1 cup plain flour
1 cup salt
1 cup cold water
Directions: In a large bowl, Mix table salt and flour together, gradually add up to 1/2 a cup of water to the desired consistency. Knead the dough on a flat surface, adding a few more drops of water if needed (but not making it to moist)
Once the dough is made you can divide it up into smaller portions to roll into 1/8" thick pieces with a rolling pin. Use Cookie cutters to cut into a variety of shapes and place shapes on wax paper or other surface. If you want to make hanging ornaments remember to pierce a hole through with a toothpick while it is still wet.
Allow the shapes to dry for a day or two, turning them over periodically to speed up the drying process. After the shapes dry you may use a fine sandpaper to smooth out any rough edges.
Baking alternative:- Instead of allowing the dough to dry in the air you can bake them in an oven at 200 F until hard. Baking times varies between thickness and ovens make sure dough is completely baked. You can cover with tin foil if shapes take on to much colour during baking process.
Painting the dried out dough shapes
We really struggled this year for Hanna to find a costume that was girly and not horrible as Hanna would say (Yet was not made by mum - She thinks she's to old for that) and all we could really find was a Gothic Bride ... where did all the good costumes go........
Adam on the other hand was easy to please - take one box, a roll of tin foil, roll of grey tape, 1 tube of glow in the dark necklaces and 2 plastic bottles and vio la one evil transformer complete with wings and super jets.
then off to the disco they go.... needless to say Adam was the bell of the ball although he did have a little trouble dancing Oooops.
Actually this doll was made out of fabric rosettes, a pair of pink socks and 1/2 meter or so of fabric floral and the same with coordinating block colour yellow wool and brown wool and 2 pair of googly eyes. Its an upside down doll so the above pictures are actually of the same doll.
You can pick up similar patterns on the Internet or just make up a normal doll and added a pioneer doll story (below) which personalises it a little I think.
To get the curly hair I wrapped the wool round a metal knitting needle and sat it in a hot oven for a few minutes allowed to cool and then unwrapped ( becareful not to leave in the oven to long as this can change the colour of the wool)
This doll is held together with thin elastic so is quite fragile therefore its a better gift for an older girl who might sit it on her bed.