Yesterday, during family night, we were talking to the kids about testimony. Trying to help them realize times when they have felt the Spirit testifying to them, felt good when they made good choices, etc. The evening broke down with the following conversation:
Me: EmJ, can you think of a time when you felt your testimony grow?
EmJ: When I watched a movie about Joseph Smith. I think it was when I was 3.
Dad: How about you Joshua?
Joshua: Say your prayers. (That's his standard answer for everything.)
EmJ: Joshua had a testimony once, but he forgot where he put it.
Joshua: Duh, in my BRAIN!
Thinking about it has kept me chuckling all day.
Benjamin has a play food set that includes some fake ice cream cones. Today, at IKEA, he noticed a poster advertising frozen yogurt. He started asking for ice cream, and I responded that we could have some when we got home. He started sobbing, and when he finally calmed down he said, "But, I don't want pretend ice cream!"
And finally, a status update. We took Sam and Benjamin in for their checkups. Benjamin weighed in at 34 lbs (approx. 3 lbs MORE than Joshua) and 39 inches. Samantha, the pipsqueak, weighed in at 18 lbs. 4 oz. and 29 inches. Never fear, however, her head is in the 75%! Quotable quote from our adorable doctor regarding the Sam, "Oh, she's tantruming already, what a precocious girl!"