Also, Leah went to nursery that day. Woo hoo, again! We had been prepping her all week about nursery and how she was going to play with the other kids. I figured out in our last ward that if we started talking to her about it while we were getting ready for church, it helped lessen the tears. We also started telling her that she needed to be tough and try not to cry when she went into nursery. This is usually how it goes:
Me: "Hey! You're going to go to nursery today. What are you going to do?"It's quite sweet that she wants to go to nursery and be happy, but her tears still get the best of her. Luckily this week, the nursery decided to split in half and there were only 3 other kids in with her (as opposed to the 17 two weeks ago). Matt dropped her off, telling her to be tough, and we didn't hear from her again. The leader mentioned that she cried for a while, but calmed down pretty quickly and even started to talk and sing songs near the end. When I picked her up she was happy and excited. It was a lovely sight. I was really concerned that we would have to go through 4 months of the Cry It Out thing like we had to in our last ward. Bottom line: I think we made some excellent progess in nursery.
Leah: "Yeah, and play with the kids."
Me: "Oh, that will be so fun. And you're going to be tough and not cry, right?"
Leah: "No crying. Be tough, be tough, be tough."
Having been sustained earlier in the morning to my new calling, I attended Young Womens for the first time in 6 years. We have about 20-ish Young Women in the ward, 15 of which come regularly. This last Sunday was fun as I got to sit through the lesson with the girls; the topic was DATING. Awesome, right? Our teacher was a bit late in getting there so I had the chance to sort of spear head things and start to get to know some of the girls. I'm over the Mia Maids, although we were combined with the Laurels that day as well. I have to say, I am really impressed with these girls. These girls are all shapes and sizes with different personalities ranging from the ULTRA ULTRA shy to the outgoing and confident. All of the girls talked to each other and NOT A SINGLE CELL PHONE WAS SEEN the entire length of the meeting. I have the biggest group of girls, about 7 Mia Maids, and I'm really excited to go to my first activity tonight and get to know them a little bit better. It's a Get-To-Know-The-Presidency thing and were making nachos (Matt is so jealous).
Things are plugging along with the house. I unpacked one more bedroom this last week. I don't like this stage of unpacking. We've gotten out and placed everything we need and usually use, it's this weird-o storage stuff that I don't know what to do with. I know I need to organize it, but I feel NO motivation to do it. We also finished painting one more room (2 down, 3 to go) once we're done with the main level painting we can start thinking about bedroom and bathroom paint colors. We also ordered 4 sets of blinds for our family room and are hoping they'll be here in about 1 week. Matt and I continue to be excited about owning a home, but are realizing just how much work they can be. I guess we're just used to living in 1100 sq. ft. of maintained apartment space. Oh, that reminds me... I need to buy a lawn mower... that's what I'll be researching now