I came across an idea some time ago for something fun to do outside, and finally the other day I actually remembered it at just the right time! I was painting some frames outside and the boys wanted to paint too. So we got out some old paintbrushes, a bucket with water and let them paint the patio. They were completely entertained for more than an hour. Who knew?
This Sunday I took Sawyer into nursery and one of the sisters started playing with him. After about 10 minutes when more kids came in, he was completely distracted and I snuck out. I expected them to bring him to me shortly there after, but 10 minutes went by . . . then 30 . . . and then church was over! He made it all the way through nursery with no crying!! Hooray! Yes, I know, he's two and should have been acclimated to nursery by now, but for those who don't know Sawyer, he's my crying puker. So, just letting him cry it out isn't really an option for me. So with me in primary and Nate teaching, he didn't get to go to nursery regularly. Last Sunday Nate was able to take him to nursery and they stayed the whole time (Sawyer usually wants to leave halfway through). I have no idea why this Sunday was the day, and I don't know if next Sunday will go as well, but I'm so glad that we had one happy nursery experience!