Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sunday #1 Without Papa

Church was interesting today due to the fact that Cesar was working and will be working the following four Sundays.  Thank goodness for helpers who love our girls.  Gloria Rutulante helps during sacrament most Sundays.  We sat with her in the last short pew, on the left side, in the back of the chapel when Hugo was a baby.  We broke her in good.  The girls happily go to her waiting arms and sit quite well for her, sometimes even better than they do for me.  During the final hymn, I break out the wipes for her to clean graham cracker smears from her blazer.  She is an awesome friend and helper to me.

Marlo would not stay in Nursery during second and third hours today.  I think both girls miss Papa being in there with them.  They haven't batted an eyelash over my leaving before, since he has always remained with them.  Technically, they aren't supposed to be in Nursery until they're 18 months old, but with my new calling in Primary, and their needing playmates, supervised Nursery visits they get!  Marlo was very cranky and clingy today so I took her out and kept her with me.  She was passed back and forth from myself to Ruth Ann, Lisa, Megan, Sage, Cheyenne, and Gloria once more.  Again, thank heavens for helpers!  So while Marlo cuddled with me, or a helper or two, Sabine stayed in Nursery.  She likes it.  She even sits in a little chair for their short lesson and activity.  I think she knows that snack time comes next!  It's amazing to see her seated so.

Where was Hugo today?  Right beside me, driving me bonkers!  He wants to answer every single question during Sharing Time, especially if he doesn't know the answers.  He vibrates in his chair, tickles the girls, tries to grab and shuffle the babies around, you name it, he's tried it.  The Bishop asked the children, "What happens when you turn eight?"  He called on Hugo who was about to explode in his seat from keeping his mouth shut.  Hugo said, "My Papa will toss me in the water and pull me out again!"  Baptism.  Three years seems like a long time to go, but I know now, that it will be here in a twinkling of an eye.

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