Since my very romantic son took his lovely wife off for Valentine’s Day, Bill and I got to keep Arulai over night Saturday. First, we went to the Herzogs’ for a little while, then on to Mom and Dad’s. After she said “Hi!” to both of them, we went off to bed, since we had to be up early for Sunday School in the morning. I also had to finish the hand work on the dress I had made for her to wear on Valentine Sunday!
I finished the dress at around midnight, which is unbelievable for me, since I am stuck with the reputation of finishing clothing in the wee hours of the morning for an event the next day! I was pretty excited about getting to sleep that early on a Saturday night – but my joy was short-lived. A.J. woke up at around 3 a.m. saying, “Book! Papa, book!” We tried to ignore her, but she insisted upon being read to. So her Papa, who is the BEST Papa in the world, got up and read her a book, told her to go Night, Night, and came back to bed. I’m not sure she slept at all the rest of the night – I know we didn’t!! She just chatted, called, cried a little, and chatted some more for the rest of the morning!
Well, we got up to get ready for church around 6:30, had to go by our house (half of Bill’s clothing is at our home, the other half at my folks’ home) then drove our hour to church. Bill slept most of the way – it’s a shame he had to drive, or he’d have gotten a better nap!
I took Arulai into Sunday School with me, since she seemed pretty clingy. Pamela had to take her out because she wasn’t ready to stop singing when the teacher was. Pam took her to the nursery for Sunday School, but ended up staying with her because there were 22 babies 3 years old and under in there!! Some of these children left the nursery after Sunday School, so Pamela thought it was okay to leave Arulai while we went to church. She loves the nursery, and doesn’t yet know how to stay quiet the entire church time in the sanctuary. I felt kinda bad, though, when we picked her up from nursery and she had a couple of mild scratches on her face. The Nursery Director didn’t even know it happen since she never cried out, and it’s not a deep scratch at all. If she hadn’t just had her nails clipped, I might have thought she did it herself. Anyway, she’s fine, and she looked adorable. I just wish I was good enough on the computer to fix these photos before you see them! Dannye Reigh does all our post processing, and she was not home when I transferred them from Bill’s camera to our computer.
Anyway, if Arulai looks a little solemn in these photos, it is because she was SOOOO tired. We couldn’t even get her to pose like she usually does – she wanted to stay right by the van! She was really good, especially considering her lack of sleep, and we had a wonderful day with her. I thank God for putting that baby in my life – she is a blessing in every way!
I had the greatest time sewing this little dress for her. I used to sew for my own girls all the time. I occasionally still do, but until I moved over to Mama’s I had to keep my sewing machine picked up because Dannye keeps babies in our home. At Mama’s, I can leave it out to come back to a project later, which I have to do much more often now than when the kids were small. People used to ask me how I got so much sewing done with three kids around. But my kids were really not high maintenance at all. They love to play together, took really good naps, and were pretty doggone obedient! I also sewed alot at night, since I was such a night owl.
Well, I have therapy today, which I kinda dread. I forgot my splint this morning, and while I don’t think they will fuss, I’m not looking forward to finding out! My hand is still fairly swollen, but I am getting more range of motion all the time. If the weather improves, I think I’ll be able to work on my patio one day this week!
Have a blessed day, y’all!