Today’s post is a THROWBACK to last October! It is one of my most viewed and most commented on blog posts for some reason! Enjoy!
SO first of all, Sunday Morning coming down is probably my favorite Johnny Cash song of like EVER. (also I did not have beer for breakfast like Johnny Cash did in the song)
Second of all, my Sunday was such a story it deserves an entire blog post dedicated to it. Actually, now that I’m typing it, should really be broken into two blog posts! Brace yourself for a LONG (entertaining) post!
So daylight savings time….with kids….SUCKS.
Gannon was a good boy, he slept in. Carver? Up and READY to go at 0530 am. I wanted Craig to be able to sleep in so I got up with Carver.
Carver dreads Sunday school. He is REALLY young (just turned three in September) but we are trying to get him used to going and trying new things without us being there to coddle him.
Day one of Sunday school Carver ended up SCREAMING under the table the entire time. We talked a lot about it and decided to give it a few weeks and try again.
I’ve been chatting about Carver’s behaviors with one of the members of the congregation who is helping us out with finding the best environment for him. She volunteered to go to Sunday School and stay with him as his helper so we can transition him into Sunday School better! How sweet is that? (Huge shoutout to you Jeanne 🙂 )
So we got Carver ready for Sunday school and we were already meeting resistance. The conversation on the way to Sunday school sounded like this:
Mommy: “No crying today Carver. You’re a big boy and you know I’m coming back to get you after class.”
Carver: “Me love to cry mommy!”
So we got to Sunday school LATE after driving out to the farm where my car died on my combine/date night/late night with Craig (more on that later) and Craig was able to jump start it. So that was a fun start to the day.
I walked Carver into Sunday school, I found him a spot next to his favorite friends from Grandma Joey’s house and he said, “BYE MOM!”
I was SHOCKED. Jeanne took over from there and I was off to the craft show in Waucoma to meet mom and Kelli for a little shopping!
Daylight savings means THREE THINGS: Extra hour of sleep, the craft show in Waucoma, KOLACHES and the Turkey Valley Music Boosters Supper (fried chicken!)
We picked up a few things (mostly kolaches), met with a vendor who used to go to mom’s daycare when she was super little to arrange some customization for mom’s Christmas present.
Kelli was there and if you’ve ever shopped with Kelli you know how long it can take. Here’s Gannon and I waiting for her in the lobby:
So we got out to my car and it had died AGAIN!!! (for the second time in 24 hours!!) 🙁 So obviously that will need to be addressed sometime this week…
SO we all packed in the truck with mom and Kelli and the babies and headed to church.
We got to church, we went to get Gannon out of his car seat and he was SOAKED. UGH! So I went out to my car to get my diaper bag except….
MY CAR WAS DEAD BACK IN WAUCOMA!
SO I have nothing – not even a diaper. Thank goodness Kelli was with Georgia so I could at least borrow a diaper from her. The irony is that Gannon’s diaper wasn’t even wet. – he somehow peed out of his diaper all over his clothes…and it was super cold in church so wet pants were better than no pants. I wrapped his bottom half in the blanket and called it good. Mental note: DON’T FORGET THE DIAPER BAG!
So into church we go and it is always a struggle to get all of the kids rounded up into a church pew. Carver is 3, Gannon and Georgia are both 8 months old. Gannon is soaking wet and Carver is OVER church – he just got through an hour of Sunday school.
Friendly reminder: WE HAVE NO DIAPER BAG so nothing to entertain Carver OR Gannon. Carver has his cowboy boots which are the loudest pair of shoes known to man. Gannon is 22lbs now and is HEAVY but also wet so I hold him. Here’s how church went:
Carver dropped his quarters for offering about 3 times. They clanged on the pew followed by “MY QUARTERS!”
Carver says “Can we go home yet?” about how many more times.
Gannon squirms out of my arms, I can’t put him on the floor, I can’t pawn him off, now the blanket is too warm for him as I have his bottom half covered up so now he is sweaty.
Carver covers his ears and pronounces, “THAT’S TOO LOUD!” whenever we sing.
Carver clacks his boots on the pew about 6 more times.
Gannon has gotten a hold of the bookmarks in the hymns and is now eating them.
Carver announces he has to go potty.
Carver drops his quarters again and they go rolling under the pew.
Carver asked my mom “Where’s God?”
Carver asked my mom “How do I give my money to God?”
Carver literally SHAKES the bench of the two ladies sitting in front of us.
UGH. Guys. Church is HARD right now.
Today was all Saints day so we recognized those who have been baptized in the congregation in the past year and those who have passed away from our congregation in the past year.
The includes Gannon and my Dad. Seeing Dad’s name in the bulletin printed out under the deceased column is just something I didn’t think I’d see. What if I had shown myself that a year ago? No one would have thought he had crazy aggressive lung cancer growing inside of him at that moment.
So we decided to go visit Papa Moo at the cemetary after church. Carver left
“corn leaves” at his grave. We always leave something, (flowers that we pick, leaves, grass, corn husks) at the base of his stone and we see if it is there when we come back. Carver says “Papa moo took them!” It is a silly game. I don’t know if that is healthy for him to think that Papa Moo actually has the ability to come back but it is something fun for Carver.
After that we had a hang out day at mom’s for a little bit. I made lunch for everyone so they could try my Ramen Carbonara recipe:
We had a wonderful afternoon!
Kelli showed me her new BAG! Remember this bag from my earlier blog post?
I’ve gotten messages from readers who have order them (about 25 readers bought one!) and they LOVE them – Kelli got a different version/design. It is SO cute!!! I almost like Kelli’s design better than mine! This would make an EXCELLENT gift for a nurse or teacher or mom or ANYONE who carries bags I guess! I love the side pockets for water bottles the best 🙂
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We had a nice time at Grandma Joey’s house BUT!
The very best part of the day is that it was RAINING!
Daddy came home from the combine!
Thanks for reading friends! Any suggestions on how to keep Carver and Gannon under control in church? I feel like I don’t get anything out of the service which is so sad. Especially because I know the boys aren’t getting anything out of it either… Leave a comment below or on social media!
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