Sunday, October 28, 2012

Primary Program 2012

Once a year in church the primary takes over the main hour of our 3 hour block of church.  It is one of my favorite times at church ever!  This year was a little different for Trevor and I though.  This year we actually had a kid IN the program. 

The primary consists of kids ages 3 to 12, and they sing songs during this program and have little individual speaking parts.  There are hundreds of songs they learn in primary so there is always a theme to the program and this year's was "Choose the Right." 

Brody got dressed in his new Sunday clothes and practiced his one-liner part a few times before we headed off to church.  We left a litle early knowing that it was going to be packed, and also because people tend to have 'regular' seats they sit in each week and we knew we weren't going to sit in our 'regular' spot because we wouldn't be able to see Brody.  I definitely was feeling those first-day-of-school jitters for him, but when it was time for the kids to sit in the stands facing the congregation Brody left our pew and hopped up into his assigned front row seat without a problem.

For a while I taught in the primary and I used to get emotional watching the kids I had been teaching all year long.  Imagine how it was today.  I cried once {or twice...} the first song started.  I just could not believe that our Brody boy was old enough to be in the primary program!  Holy cow.  He is in the youngest class of kids in the primary but that did not stop him from singing his little heart out!  That kid knew every word to every song.  He did great.  In between songs he would sit in his seat and raise eyebrows at his dad, Uncle Adam, Uncle Mike, or grandparents.  Yeah, that's right....the whole family was there.  Can't say that I blame them. 

Once it was time to say his part, Brody walked up to the pulpit and said in the microphone, "He forgave those that hurt him."  Between his cute little voice and the inflections he put on certain words, it made the congregation give a soft chuckle.  Then again towards the end the little Skousen girl sitting next to him put her hand on his chin trying to turn him to look at her, and Brody swiped her hand away also making those watching give another little laugh.

It was so neat to have our son up there, showing his sweet spirit.  I hope that he always loves church, and that Trevor and I can provide him with enough gospel knowledge to make him not only learn, but thirst for more.  I hope that he will stand up for whats right and have strong convictions.

Such a good day to be a parent.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Waite "Punkin" Patch

I love Halloween.  I love fall!  The leaves, the colors, the smells...aagghh.  If only it would last longer.  It seems like summer holds on for as long as possible (which, by the way I am NOT complaining about), and just when it really and truly feels like fall, its stupid cold winter.  Bleh.

Every year I look forward to carving pumpkins and dressing up our little munchkins.  What I don't enjoy is paying for costumes.  Anything that is super cute and not cheap looking is, well, not cheap!  I could make the kids' costumes except that I'm totally deficiant in the sewing department.

When I pulled out our fall decor I found a pumpkin costume that someone had given us in a bag of hand-me-down clothes years ago.  Brody was so excited!  He said that he wanted to wear that for Halloween.  Unfortunately for him, it was Ry-ry's size, not his. 

Then I mom probably had an old pumpkin costume that I wore as a little kid floating around somewhere.  She went on the search and found it!


The only thing was, my little pumpkins sure looked skinny.  They needed some plumping up.  I knew no amount of dinners were going to do the trick so I invested in a little stuffing.  I bought 2 bags for under 10 bucks.

Cheap and cute costumes?  Doesn't get any better than that, my friends.  They are the cutest pumpkins I ever saw!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Adventures at Church

Church and being reverant for little boys is hard.
Well, I guess its probably hard for kids in general.
We only have experience with two rambunctious little boys.

Today, for one reason or another was especially hard for Ryder.
He did not want to sit still.
He definitely didn't want to be quiet.
He ate all the snacks I brought (cheez-its, string cheese, fruit snacks) before we even got through the first hour of church.

Brody didn't even want to go to church.
That is not normal for him.
Once we were there, though, he was just fine....

During the last hour of church Brody needed to use the restroom.
Not a big deal, right?
He is a big boy.  He knows the drill.
He told his teacher and then went.
I guess he had to go #2.
I guess he decided he needed help wiping.
So he came out of the bathroom and into the hallway with his pants and underwear down around his ankles.  
Sister Marian Issaccson, her daughter Hannah, and Sister Latisha Leslie were the lucky witnesses of this.
Brody announced with a typical no shame 4 year old attitude, "But I'm Done!"
As if, they should have known.

Sister Leslie quickly found Trevor around the corner from the scene of the crime.
Everything was remedied.
Except, maybe my embarrasment.