July 27, 2009

FHE Idea of the Week

Lesson 5: Adam and Eve, The First Family

Opening Song: “Families Can Be Together Forever” (CS, page 188)

Opening Prayer

Family Business:

Scripture or Testimony: 2 Nephi 2:25

Lesson: “My Eternal Family,” Friend, Feb 2004, 38
Tell about the creation of people, as found in Genesis 1:26–28. Explain that Adam and Eve were the first two people to live on the earth. They had bodies of flesh and bones that looked like Heavenly Father’s body.
  • • Who was the first man to live on the earth?
  • • Who was the first woman?
  • • What kind of bodies did Adam and Eve have?
Have the children feel their arms, and remind them that their bodies are like Adam’s and Eve’s bodies. Tell the story of Adam and Eve in your own words, bringing out the following points (see Genesis 2:15–25; 3):
  • 1. After Adam and Eve received physical bodies, they lived in a beautiful place called the Garden of Eden.
  • 2. Adam and Eve were married for eternity by Heavenly Father.
  • 3. Fruits and flowers grew easily in the Garden of Eden, and all the animals were tame.
  • 4. Adam and Eve did not know the difference between good and bad.
  • 5. Adam and Eve could not have children.
  • 6. Adam and Eve could eat fruit from every tree except one.
  • 7. Adam and Eve ate the fruit from that tree.
  • 8. Adam and Eve had to leave the Garden of Eden.
  • 9. The whole world changed: Adam and Eve had to work hard to get food, weeds began to grow, and animals became wild.
  • 10. Adam and Eve then began to have children.
Adam and Eve established the first family on this earth. Heavenly Father commanded them to have children and to worship Him. As children were born to Adam and Eve, they taught them the gospel. (See Moses 2:28, Moses 5:5, and Moses 5:12.) This is Heavenly Father’s plan for families—He has sent us to earth so that we can learn from our parents and, someday, teach our own children.
Have someone read the testimony of Adam and Eve from Moses 5:10–12. Express your appreciation for what Adam and Eve did for us. Testify that because of our Savior, Jesus Christ, we will all be resurrected and can choose to become like Heavenly Father and return to his presence.
Activity: Help the children do the following finger play:

Adam and Eve
Adam and Eve lived on the earth (cup hands together to indicate the earth)
When it was very new.
They tended many animals (use one hand to pet the other hand)
And the food they grew (put fingers to mouth, as if eating).

Adam and Eve had children (put up two fingers close together)
Who had children of their own (add two more fingers).
Now many children have been born (wiggle all ten fingers).
Look how the world has grown (use arms to make a large circle, then stretch arms out to the side)!

Closing Prayer


July 21, 2009

Is it a Peach or a Cupcake?!

Now seriously! I wish I had seen these 7 years ago, when in May I was wanting peaches on top and around my wedding cake. I had marzipan :( I really do hate Marzipan! Sorry to anyone who likes it.

The genius who made me smile today is at Big Red Kitchen. I love this blog and I only found it today! (pathetic that I can fall in love so fast I know)

July 6, 2009

On a Break from my Computer

I am in the process of moving (again). So I won't be posting until August. But here are some before pictures of our new place.