Sunday, February 14, 2010

Jesus Loves Me

Amelia gave her first church talk in Primary today. Her topic was "Jesus Loves Me" and with some conversation about the topic and me with a pen and paper in hand, I wrote down her talk for her. This was all Amelia. I was very proud of her.

"Jesus shows his love for me in so many ways. I know that Jesus created me and this world. I know that He gave me my body. I know that He will protect me and help me to know that He is really there. I know He shows his love by being kind and nice to the children. I know that He can help me be nice to my brother and sister. I know that He'll help me be nice and He'll show his love for me. I know He love's my friend, Faith, and we can love our friends like Jesus loves us. I know I can learn about Jesus' love for us when I read the scriptures, and i know He'll help me learn to read. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen."

Later in conversation (and not included in the talk,) she adds,

"Well, He wanted to die so all His little ones could be resurrected."

Amelia, your testimony is amazing and wonderful! I love my sweet girl. I really didn't know being a parent and watching your children learn to do such big things could feel this rewarding. It's nice, and I love being a mom!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Family Fun: A Visit to the Aquarium

I love it when our Saturdays turn into a family fun day. It doesn't happen very often, but when it does, it's like a breath of fresh air to get out and do something all together. Today we ventured to the Living Planet Aquarium in Sandy for the first time. I have to say, I was impressed! When we got there, the outside looked like a painted up old grocery store (So I had my doubts) , but inside was like a giant fish zoo, with fish of all kinds, frogs of all kinds, they even had a giant anaconda AND a tank full of sharks. Amelia loved the petting pools, one with stingrays and the other with various starfish. Lucy liked finding Nemo and the seahorse display. It was a really fun place. Saturdays seem a little busy, but they did all sorts of feedings and shows, probably because of the crowds. I am actually really looking forward to a return visit with my family. What a fun day!

Seahorses, Jellies, and Sharks, Oh MY!

I think we went to the ray tank at least 5 times.
Amelia couldn't get enough.
Finding Nemo