Every Monday night we have Family Home Evening. We sing songs, have a lesson on anything from "stranger danger" to gospel principles, sometimes play a game, and have a treat. It's fun. It's something the leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have asked us to do, so I grew up doing that with my family then and HH and I do it with our family now.
Tonight we did it with my parents and my sister and her family. Awesome. And my parents had a special lesson planned about temples and eternal families. Little M was kind of all over the place, but Sweet P listened and really seemed to be soaking it in. And that was a Joyful Moment for me as her mother.
After the lesson, we sang a couple fun songs with the kids. Little M picked "Going On A Bear Hunt". They both learned it in their preschool class, but I haven't done it in a really long time so I can't ever remember how it goes. Enter my little sister. She was a preschool teacher before having her own little baby. So, she totally knows the song. There were a lot of Joyful parts of that Moment. Watching six adults get into the actions in a big way for my two sweeties; watching my little sister really really get into directing it; just letting loose and having fun. But watching the pure joy on Little M's face was probably the best part. He was just so happy about the whole thing. I watched him the whole time and love love loved his face.
Wishing you all Joyful Moments full of big green eyes and fuzzy little tails!