Sunday, February 1, 2009

Crowns and Backpacks

Prince Finn delighting the masses with his drumming talent while seated on his famed Ikea throne.

Aaron and I decided to start doing the Nursery lessons for family home evening every week. Since Finn comes to the singles ward with us and doesn't get to go to nursery, we decided it was time for some age-appropriate gospel learning in his life.

Last Monday's lesson taught that we are all children of God. Part of the lesson emphasizes that Heavenly Father is the king of heaven and earth and suggests making crowns for the children to color and wear that say "I am a child of God." I knew Finn would be more into it if Aaron and I wore them too, so I made one for all of us! He loves his crown and still wears it around the house from time to time. I'm sure most of the lesson went over his head, but some parts he got really into...like the songs we sang and the part where we pointed to all the people on our picture board one-by-one (if you sent us a Christmas card, this includes you) and said they each are children of God. It was so fun!

The royal family

Later that evening, Finn caught sight of Aaron's backpack and wanted to try it on. It still dragged on the ground after we tightened the straps as much as we could, but he loved it! I love how pround of himself he is in the video, clasping his hands and eventually doing a little victory jig.

10 comments:

Zane and Lexi said...

That is such a cute video. Isn't it such a fun age when they start imitating and wanting to be "so big". Also - the nursery idea is great. We have been doing the same thing for family night down here and even though it's super hard....we feel better about getting in the habit. good luck!

Me plus 3 Hecks said...

What an adorable picture of the 3 of you! Finn really does look quite regal! :) But wait, I don't see Aarond's crown--unless you are counting his pointy eyebrows... :)

maryirene allen said...

oh my gosh, he's so cute! i loved how he had to hold his hands together to keep the backpack from falling off his back. fun times!

tara said...

that video is cute. i love his tiny little legs. ps aren't you with child? because i'm sure not seeing anything happening around that mid-section you skinny little person you...looking good! good luck

The Parks Family said...

So cute and I love the idea of doing the nursery lessons, I may just have to copy you on that one!

Jess and Matt said...

What good parents you are! I love that you guys are starting FHE when he is so young; he will remember it and look forward to it! I also love this video, how the backpack is dragging on the floor, so funny! He's so cute! I can't wait to see him again... hurry, change your minds and bring him to the wedding next month.. =)

Marce said...

what a BIG BOY! geeze, i hate that they just keep growing. i mean i'm torn because i love it too...but i want to have a pause button sometimes.

it's been too long, by the way. i hate it.

Kathleen said...

Of course I have to watch this video every day and see Finn dance and hear him "talk." Good idea on the FHE lessons - keep up the good work!

Vanessa said...

I love reading your blog! It is so fun to see what you guys are up to and how Finn is learning something new every day. We miss you guys a ton! We can't wait to come back down and play again- just tell the Ellises to lighten up their schedule a little so we can stay with them ;)

Tom said...

I want to see the video of Aaron... I know how excited he gets when he puts on that backpack!