"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Friday, July 31, 2009

Several posts into one...

I did it! I have been reluctant. Didn't want to do it. Didn't want to think about doing it, but seeing as if our little girl is getting bigger and is awake longer... I did it. Last Sunday, was the first time that we took Caroline to church nursery. We went to church earlier than usual (these days we've been late, but this time we were way early). We learned how to sign in Caroline, get a sticker to put on her as well as on us, and then we headed off to where she would be kept by precious volunteers at LBC's infant room. We were warmly greeted and were then asked several questions about Caroline such as will she need a bottle, etc. I responded with no but she has her lovey and her blanket in her bag. After staying a few more minutes and looking around at all the tee tiny babies I didn't feel so horrible for leaving her although our SS classroom would be right down the hall. After telling the very nice woman thank you and saying goodbyes to sweet Caroline we walked out of the door and then all of a sudden it happend. I didn't want it to- I didn't want to look silly in front of our SS class, but it just happened. As I walked out of the nursery door I realized that Caroline was in someone else's care not mine nor Sam's but someone else. Someone that she didn't know or for that matter someone that she's never seen before and these very thoughts had tears streaming down my face. Somehow in the brief footsteps from the nursery door to our SS room I pulled myself together. While waiting for SS to begin and when people would ask where's the baby it would almost start up again but I survived. I barely remember what the SS teacher's talked about however I do know that our class is splitting and that I signed up to be the hospitality leader along with another SS member. Afterwards I couldn't wait to go get her and I pratically ran down the hall after it was over. I knew that when we left our sweet Caroline that she would be loved on and when I went into the infant room that is what I saw. A parent father nursery volunteer was holding and rocking Caroline with her lovey and blanket in tow. He commented on how sweet she was and how much of a delight she was. All the other women caretakers said there sweet comments about Caroline and I knew that this was the day that I'd be alright with taking her to church nursery! We'll start over this Sunday but I know that its going to get easier and easier. To make her visit in the nursery even more easier Caroline got her very own postcard this week in the mail from the nursery. How sweet. Can't wait for her to meet more new friends this Sunday!!

The pumkin you see with Sam and Caroline was grown by Sam himself! As long as I can remember Sam has been growing pumpkins- Atlantic Giant Pumpkins! He's alwayss growing stuff and really likes to garden but he really enjoys growing Atlantic Giant Pumpkins. I believe he started growing these in 2000. He ultimately wants them to grow so that he can enter them into the state fair but somehow they usually stop growing and then eventually rotting before the fair arrives. He did enter the largest one into the Orangeburg County Fair several years ago but it rotted before the state fair. The largest one he's ever grown was 440 pounds. To weigh it we had to put it on a trailor and haul it to a feed and seed store and have it removed from the trailor and placed on a weighing pad. This was an all day event but it was so much fun. The pumpkin you see here has stopped growing and Sam hauled it off he guessed the weight to be 200. It has been nice watching it grow! There's always next year for trying it all over again!

Caroline playing with her links in
her swing!

Miss Wibbly Wobbly!

Tummy Time again mom! Yes, dear!

Nanny came for a visit this week! Thanks Nanny
for my gardening tools- I'm going to be just like
daddy when I grow up!

Sweet girl!

My lovey and my cow- just what I need to
go night night!

On Saturday, I found my left foot!

Caroline, Sam and the Atlantic

Cute, cute, cute!

More cute!

Here we are again with the pumpkin!

Happy 2nd Birthday Ansleigh!

Happy 17 weeks sweet girl!

Remember this- well the top rack is now in this
trash bag. Long story short- I just so happen to be
showing our new freezer and its contents to my parents
when I realized that it wasn't running. I opened the door
to find that all the containers and shelves of milk were
quickly thawing. I called Denise (my lactation consultant) and
she said that I could only keep the bags of milk that were
still slush like. So the top rack had to be discarded.
This was a sad day for me.All I could think about was all
that work into finally gettingit frozen....
Enough said!


Cortney said...

Sarah Ann is very happy to have a new friend in the nursery!! :)

Matt and Lynn said...

Nursery was a hard day for me too. I "made" her stay through church and Sunday School. I didn't cry, however, when it was all over I RAN like a mad woman to go pick her up! Still so glad we are in this together! It isn't easy! Love you!