Here is Jared with a bunch of pictures he drew the other day while the girls were busy playing "girl stuff." He made a bunch of superheros, and then we all had to vote on who we liked best. My personal favorite was "the Bob."
The other morning we were reading in 3rd Nephi where Moroni says something about engraving these things on plates. Of course that needed a little discussion--"why didn't he just write on paper, mom?" I explained that Mormon wrote the Book of Mormon and then Moroni put it in the ground for almost 2000 years before Joseph Smith got it. I said that because he wrote on metal plates, it would last for 2000 years. Then I took our Book of Mormon and said that if we buried *it* in the ground for 2000 years it would fall apart. And then Rachel said, with an anxious voice, "And that would be bad, because we *need* that book!"
Tonight after Rachel said her prayer I complimented her on having thought about what she was going to say instead of saying exactly the same thing. (Like she does every other night.) She asked me why in church people said exactly the same prayers for the sacrament? I explained that the sacrament prayers are prayers that Jesus has told us need to be said in exactly that way every time. Then she was concerned about how the boys could remember to say the sacrament prayer just right every time. I told her that they have a card so that they can read it so they say it just right. Then she got this totally horrified look on her face and said "But Mom, then they'll have their eyes OPEN!" It was all I could do not to LOL.
Last story, I promise. Jenna was saying her prayer tonight. She said "And thank you for sending me to earth to gain a body where I can be happy.......
Aren't kids great!