Monday, May 23, 2011

"This is my special talent..."

Guy and Steve went on the fathers and sons camp out with the boys from church this weekend, so the girls and I had a camp out of our own on Friday night with some friends.   
No, we didn't sleep in the tent, silly!  No, we just played in it...


On Saturday, we spent the day shopping, people watching, eating out, and painting ceramics!  Our forte.

The boys had a great time on their trip, and Guy talked about it in his "spotlight" in Primary yesterday.

As the spotlight child, Guy was invited to "share a special talent or interest" with the other Primary children.  This is what he did:  He walked up to the front of the room and unrolled his sleeping bag for the kids to see.  Then said, "I went camping with my dad this weekend for the Fathers and Sons camp out."  Then he pulled out his pocket knife and started to wittle.  His complete disregard for knife safety was making the leaders nervous, I could tell, but the fact that someone was wielding a knife in the middle of Primary sure gave the kids a thrill!

Then he said, "We learned about the Priesthood during our camp out.  Someday, I will hold the priesthood.  I will use my priesthood to help other people.  This is my special talent."

It was very sweet.


  1. What an awesome little guy! He sounds like he's got a great head on his shoulders;)

  2. Aww, that is so sweet! What a fantastic special talent for boys big and little :)

  3. He has a good example to follow with his father and grandfather...

  4. That really IS a good talent.


    PS. My mom gave my oldest son a pocket knife when he was 8. Imagine her chagrin when he cut himself badly on it a week or so later. Had to get stitches! (She never gave any of them a pocket knife again...) But we did.

  5. Cutest thing ever! I'm sorry I'm been comment slacking! I still love ya!!

  6. such reminded me of my boys camping out on our living room floor on the weekends...sniff...sniff.

  7. What a great little boy!! He is learning, and having fun doing it too!!

  8. Way sweet post! Love the pictures and the Mother and Father Activity. What a sweet priceless little man.
    Blessings to you all!

  9. This is great!! :) I love to have special girls nights when my boys are away.

    Our primary kids would go WILD if someone used a pocket knife for their talent... AWESOME!

  10. I can imagine the wide-eyed surprise of the primary presidency. Classic!

    And what a sweet little man you have.