One Saturday at the very end of July or the very beginning of August we drove the boys to the Houston Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The week before, we had a family home evening about the temple. Now we wanted the boys to see it and touch it.
The front of the Houston temple
The side gardens
Touching the Temple:
We may have hyped it up a little bit too much. We told the boys that when they touch the temple, they will feel something special in their hearts. That is the Holy Spirit telling them that the temple is a special place. Luke had his face scrunched in concentration trying to feel something special. He said (in total confusion,) "It just feels like a rock!" But, bless his heart, he kept trying to feel that something special.
Then we went into the bride's garden on the side (where bride's often take pictures.) The boys had a lot of fun playing with the fountain. Micah actually climbed inside. Oops!
Even if the boys didn't understand the special feeling yet, I think they do understand that the temple is a special place.