Ever since we moved to Lynden and started attending our new church (North County Christ the King), we've been having trouble with Finnian feeling comfortable enough in the nursery to stay throughout the whole service. He would freak out until we were paged to come pick him up, usually in less than 10 minutes. It got so bad one day that he threw up on himself since he was so upset. Even walking past the nursery hallway he would start whining. Auntie Delta has started attending service with us, so she would pick him up and keep him occupied so that I could finish watching the sermon. She worked with him each week taking him down the nursery hallway and pointing out all the fun animals painted on the walls and looking in the various classrooms, but letting him take the initiative to participate or not. About a month ago, they were looking in the two-year-old room, and Finnian noticed that they were about to have snack. That was all it took! He sat down with the other children and didn't even mind when Auntie Delta left. A happy child was picked up after the service and he was carrying his weekly craft that the children had made.
Each week since then, he has happily gone into the two-year-old class and come out with a craft that he has been super excited to show us. The hat that was made one Sunday was so adorable that I had to take a couple pictures of it. He was so proud of it and he pointed to his head to show all of us!
He finally had something to show off himself, after months of witnessing his brothers showing me their crafts when we picked them up from their Sunday School classrooms.
One day when he got home from school, Ronan told me that he did really well on his reading comprehension test. When I asked to see it, he said that the teacher had put it up in the main hallway of the school on the "Good Workers" board. I was so proud, so I had to drive down to the school the next day to take a picture of the excellent work he had done. Since his work got on the board, his name was listed in the monthly newsletter under the "Good Workers" heading. I am one proud mama!
He is doing really well in school and just loves it. Next Monday is parent/teacher conferences and I am excited to hear just how smart he is!
Collin's company has started producing videos and one script called for a child. Ronan was perfect for the part! He had two lines; the first, "What is lean methodologies?" and the second line, "That sounds boring!" He did great!
Latham getting his regular buzz cut while eating Cheerios off the kitchen counter. Hairy Cheerios, yum!
I had to get a picture of this dinner: a great, healthy balanced dinner of potatoes, chicken and a veggie, and of course, my child starts with the broccoli first!
When Ronan saw that we were having drumsticks he said, "Awww, do we have to eat like cavemen again?!?" The previous time I had made drumsticks for dinner I tried to convince the boys to pick up the drumstick to eat the meat off of it in order to save myself from having to cut all the meat off of it for them. I mentioned "cavemen" in order to make the option more appealing - apparently, it didn't work!
Latham digging into the potatoes first - well, he is part Irish, ya know!