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Monday, March 24, 2008

We need company

It seems as though we need company coming over to our house to give us the motivation to clean it up. Tyler said that it's a good thing that we invite people over to our house - so it can be clean! :o) Thankfully, Maria & her girls came over tonight - so the house is mostly clean!

I hope you all had a great Easter Sunday. Church went wonderfully - we had a lovely Sacrament meeting with phenomenal speakers and beautifully inspiring music. As I walked the halls in our church building today, I realized how very comfortable I feel in this ward. With so many dear friends in this ward, I feel as though I'm home here.

This afternoon we took a nice 2 hour nap and then Tyler & I had a family council to discuss some of Anna's recent behaviors. We realized that we are reading a book on how to raise the perfect puppy for Maggie - but we haven't read any books on how to raise a well adjusted child for Anna. So, for your readers out there - which book(s) would you recommend on how to raise a child? The older that Anna becomes, the more worried I am about whether I am teaching her correctly or not. Any thoughts would be welcome on this topic.

We invited Maria and her 3 daughters over to color Easter eggs, have an Easter egg hunt and to watch the movie Enchanted. It was a lovely evening - here are 2 videos. The first one was on nightshot setting - my couches aren't white! I finally figured it out by the second video...enjoy:


Melisa said...

I must need company. My house is an absolute disaster after the crazy weekend we had.

Anonymous said...

I love the book 'Parenting with Love and Logic'. I also like reading different books and gleaning what I can use from them - and being practical about it. Also, I like reading novels/classics that have great family/educational/personal values and ideas and figuring out how to apply them. There are also great parenting tips in the scriptures.

Landlocked Shores said...

Is there a "Teach yourself visually" book on parenting? LOL I can see it now... pictures of children behaving badly... behaving well.... getting a reward... being punished properly! You would never guess that I don't have children. Need any suggestions on books for crafts? improving your computer skills? any how to book? I'm your girl... kids? Sorry, no book suggestions ... other than the Book of Mormon.... :)

Kathey said...

"Parenting with Love & Logic" is excellent. Also, have you looked at that red book that I loaned to you? Sorry, can't remember the name of it, but it can be very helpful with behavior charts, etc.

Another good one is "How to Talk so Kids Will Listen, & Listen So Kids Will Talk"

And a favorite of mine is "Breakthrough Parenting" by John Maxwell.

Lilola said...

Sorry, I have no clue on how to successfully raise children. Although your book on raising the puppy might be a good start. There is a wonderful old movie called "If a Man Answers" starring Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee (look them up, I know I'm old!). She learns how to "train" her husband using a dog training book. Absolutely hysterical.