Monday, September 29, 2008
The Nelson family is taking the drought in California very seriously. In order for Parker to be able to splash gallons of water a day out of the hot tub the rest of the family has to bathe in the wheelbarrow. Stay tuned to see future postings of Troy and Heather......Just Joking
Hunter had lunch today at school with his brother Camden and his friend Tommy. They had chicken nuggets with BBQ sauce. After we finished lunch we got everything cleaned up and put in the garbage. I was talking to a teacher when the boys came over to show me that BBQ sauce had spilled all over Tommy. Hmmmm BBQ sauce that was all over his shirt all over the ground and most importantly running out his nose. Not BBQ sauce but a bloody nose! Nice
On the way home from Church Hunter informed us that we all should have "Hudges". "Hudges?" I asked. "That is what the song says" replied Hunter. "Hudges"? What else did the song say I further investigated. "We are all made of Hudges" sang Hunter. Oh.....We are all made of hinges. You would have to know the song to get the humor of that one!
Keeping with the spirit of Fasting we also thought we might mention the option of bearing your testimony in church. Camden quickly replied "I don't think I have much of one." I encouraged him to listen to the testimonies given during the Sacrament meeting and write down three things that people bear testimony about. The very first testimony began with a person telling a story about people wearing purple clothing during the month of March to show they had made a sacrifice to a patron saint. After she sat down I noticed out of the corner of my eye Camden writing the number one and the word "clothing" after it. Troy and I both started laughing which is not recommended when your eight year old is trying to understand gospel principles ( he was embarrassed). Something to think about next time I go up to bare my testimony. What would a child write down that I testified about?
Camden turned 8 in May and like most families with their first child getting baptized you get so excited about the baptism that you forget about explaining other important parts of becoming a member of the church like FAST SUNDAY. I'll never forget the look on his face when we explained to him what fasting required. This last Fast Sunday at about 11am I told Camden that I would make him something special for lunch because he was doing such a good job fasting. I asked him what he wanted me to make him. He answered quickly "Just Water!" Not a reflection of my cooking ability.....