Abishai woke up a bit early, but that means we got to take our time getting ready to leave. As I said yesterday, Jared and I both volunteered in different kid ministries this morning. I didn't get a chance to ask Jared how it went because the rest of the day was hectic, but he did end up with a migraine. I have had a slight headache all day as well. The weather has been changing often as well. Anyway, the nursery was fairly quiet. We had 9 workers and 8 babies one hour and 3 workers and 1 baby the next hour. We are talking babies that are anywhere from a couple months old to those barely walking. The middle room is for the walkers, approximately 1 year olds, and the 3rd room is for 2 year olds and up. They often have 25 kids in them during the 11 am service. 11 am service itself was packed, I was told, with every seat taken, all benches outside the auditorium filled, the old chapel where the kids have youth group, the south room classrooms were also filling up. It must have been nuts out there! I can't see what the totals were! Now, it's not all about totals, but with a sermon like Gary preached, I know all of them were touched. They even had 230 people in the last service of the day, the 12:30 pm one, which was today's extra service. It seems like a much smaller number to megachurch, so I had to remind Benaiah that some churches would be thrilled to make that number between two services on a Sunday morning! I know there was to be baptisms during each service as well.
Well, we did survive, but Abishai was stir crazy by the time we got back to the house for lunch. Grandma had set up some Easter eggs to find and then set out these super sparkly ones filled with a thoughtful note to each of us. But note to us: don't put unwrapped candy in sparkly eggs. I tried my best to brush off the glitter from the MM's that were in mine, and I think I might have consumed some glitter. Whoops! The middle kids got changed into their "traveling outfits" while the rest of us set up lunch. We ate and then Jared took the 4 travelers to the airport. I am happy to report they got there just fine and are going to have a blast! I did pack them a bit differently in that they have two bags total, one for toys and one for clothes. That means, when Keturah riffles through the bag, she's probably going to disturb Justin's clothes and Justin is going to have to be patient with her. Oh, he can set them up on a bureau or in a drawer or something. It should be interesting. Abishai took a short nap while Jared was gone, and while Jared took his Sunday afternoon nap. Benaiah and I just played with our Apple devices.
Then Benaiah, I and Abishai came home with Jared and a special pet (see below) but that special pet went home with Jared when he drove the truck back to the grandparents' house. Jared will be going out super early as he always does to meet a friend for coffee, and I'll take Benaiah with me to our homeschool co op because he doesn't have any school because of Easter Monday. Not sure what the rest of the day will entail except visiting a debate club's open house in the evening. I will be attempting to start packing in the afternoon. We had a grand time playing outside with the special pet while Jared got a few things packed up to take back to the house.
So, Abishai finally went to bed, exhausted from way too much people time and outdoor time and too much candy and late naps. Thank goodness because he was stir crazy!
|All 4 babies on Easter.|
|Taking over Grandpa's chair, again and using his left hand to eat again.|
|Playing drums on Baba's lap! It's a good thing the drum set was taken to Grandpa's house for now. The drums are going out in the garage of the new house once we move in.|
|I play! Abishai play! No Daddy no! You don't play!|
|Our special pet came along for a ride tonight. He's never been to the condo! But he didn't go inside at all.|
|We had talked about how Socks would or wouldn't fit in Jared's truck cab just a few weeks ago. Well, now we know! And yes, we were right, it's a tight fit!|
|Uh, it's going to be hard to shift the truck with a dog rear end in the way, lol.|