Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A return to nursery happenings...

It's been a while since I posted about our nursery happenings. Perhaps you'd like another look into what goes on in the nursery and why you can thank the dear bishop why you do not have this calling.

Last Sunday was crying-baby central. It was Maya's first week, and she was excited for all of two minutes until she realized her dad was gone, and then it was a break down. Kylie has developed a fear of me and Kulani, but amazingly, she made a connection with substitute Laurie and was able to not cry as long as she stayed near Laurie.

A new girl, whose name escapes me, can sing most of the main verse to "My Favorite Things" from The Sound of Music. I was very impressed and asked if I could sing with her. We sang a great duet to our appreciative crowd of 2 and 3 year olds. We also had two little brother visitors who were as cute as can be. They sang "I am like a star shining brightly" in perfect tone and pitch, something you don't hear too often in the nursery.

Addie decided we should all call her "Linus" for the day.

Kulani has had his game face on for the past couple of Sundays. He'd missed a few previous Sundays due to other engagements, but now he's back into the swing of things. He's been able to quiet down Jackson and Sarah.

Allison is really doing well; she only cries for the first 5 minutes, but then she's playing quietly with the toys.

Josh is the bruiser of the nursery, but in a loving way. You've got to see it to believe it. He's a big kid, and he likes to be hands on with hugs, etc. He gets rather excited when it's time for bubbles or the parachute. We usually assign one supervisor to just watch Josh during he bubbles. But he's been improving, and he has such an angelic face that you just know he doesn't mean to be hurtful; he's just born that way.

Kamen is starting to exert his will on the other kids. The third child in a family always seems to get to that point eventually; our Nohea is also guilty of will-enforcing.

Until next week, the nursery is closed.


Aundrea said...

Every time I get a new calling I thank my lucky stars it isn't in the nursery! We had that calling as newleyweds and it served as great birth control:) I'm pretty sure if we had that calling now, Kelly's Sunday schedule would mysteriously fill up with previous engagements. Ha!

That being said, the nursery leaders my kids have had are the best! I'm sure you guys do a great job, and that all the parents appreciate the work you do in teaching their children the fundamentals of the gospel.

Kim said...

Bailey is official this Sunday!!! Yea for me. Sorry to add to your chaos. You are a wonder of a woman.

ps...Addie was tinkerbell all day monday, but is back to linus now. he's the bad guy on "sharkboy and lavagirl".

kstamler said...

I am glad to hear that owen and Jake aren't causing too much trouble (or so much trouble that you don't even want to talk about it!)