Thursday, January 28, 2010

my first tutorial

For those of you who haven't heard about it, or haven't had a chance to visit, I'm participating in another blog with a community of friends. I posted my first tutorial for this little number (the skirt, not the baby - you're on your own for that) at

Check it out and let me know what you think!

Monday, January 11, 2010

To nap or not to nap?

That is the big question around our house after the last few days. Seth has been a good napper for a long time, but lately it's getting harder and later to get him down for a nap. So, after over an hour of listening to him play in his (and Lydia's) room yesterday instead of resting, I went in to find all of his stuffed animals AND both pillows AND himself in the crib with Lydia...she wasn't too happy to have her turf invaded.

So, is he done with naps? Maybe we should stop forcing it and start putting him to bed an hour earlier. I ask myself, "Could it be that he doesn't need naps anymore?" Then, after excusing himself from the dinner table (around 5:00) to go potty, this is what we found:

Yes, his Spiderman underwear is on backwards, and when we tried to help him up, he was temporarily unable to speak in complete sentences. (insert Matt and me laughing at the sight before us) Clearly, yes, he needs his naps, but how do we get him to rest? Once he does settle down and nod off, it's late in the afternoon, and I wake him up if it's 4:30 and he's still sleeping, and it's hello Mr. Crabby Pants for the evening. What to do? Any advice from those of you who've been there & done that?

Monday, January 4, 2010

Jesus Wants *Seth* for a Sun-BEAM!

Yesterday was my boy's first Sunday in Primary, and he was perfectly happy to say goodbye to the Nursery. We sang the Hello Song and Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam to welcome the newest members of the Primary. I spent the last week or so preparing him by letting him know there were no toys or snacks, but he gets to sing songs and have a lesson and maybe occasionally play a game. He even volunteered to say the opening prayer and was disappointed when he wasn't chosen...maybe next week. I'm the Primary pianist, and I sit right by his class and couldn't help glancing out of the corner of my eye to see what he was doing. What a good little listener, and he obeyed his teacher too. He's a little sunbeam to our family!