Sunday, February 01, 2009

Hyrum's First Primary Talk

Pictures were taken with the crummy disposable camera.
Back on December 14th of 2008 Hyrum gave his first talk in Primary. When we first got the talk topic, Brandon told Hyrum that they needed to pray so they could know what Heavenly Father wanted Hyrum to say in the talk. Hyrum came up with a list of things that he could do to show his obedience to the prophet, President Monson. Ever since then Hyrum loves to make up talks. He will get a paper and pen and come up to me and ask me what I think we should put in the talk. It is so cute! I am so proud of Brandon and the example that he is setting for our kids.

Hyrum also practiced his talk many times during the days before his talk. He would get out the stool from the bathroom and pretend he was in primary.
He was so excited to give his talk and he did a great job! He worked so hard on his talk with Brandon and myself. I wanted this talk experience to be positive for Hyrum and I think that it was. I remember when I gave my first talk in primary. In fact, my dad asked me if I could still remember it and most of it I could. "When Joseph Smith was fourteen years old he lived in New York..." I also have a video recording of it that I have loved seeing over the years and so that is why I wanted to record Hyrum's talk.
Also, on the day Hyrum gave his talk he was spotlighted in primary. He was so excited to be spotlighted it made his day. In the primary newsletter it said "Hyrum's favorite color is brown, he loves to play hide and seek. He wants to be a race car driver when he grows up!"

I would have thought that he would have said blue or green was his favorite color, but maybe he was wearing brown that day...who knows! Love you Hyrum dude!


The Larson Family said...

That is so cute that he likes writing talks so much. I'm in the primary presidency and it seems like half the time we spotlight kids they already have different favorites or claim to have never said what we put in the spotlight. Silly kids.

mamasteph said...

He is getting to be so grown up! What a cutie!

lcdiaz said...

That is so cute and what a good idea to record it. He is growing up so fast! What a hansome boy!

Steph said...

How exciting! Congratulations! I'm surprised that you can still remember your first talk :) I remember giving one once about Samuel the Lamanite, but I don't know if it was my first or not. I was like 5 or 6... Too fun :)

Mandy said...

How cute to capture that first-time memory. Precious little Hyrum....he has a sweet spirit, doesn't he.