Sunday, February 25, 2007

Today was a big Sunday for the Dastrups. First of all, Jacob went to nursery for the first time!!! It's very exciting, but it was also a painful/frustrating experience trying to integrate Jacob into regular nursery activities and realizing that we are at the beginning of a lifetime of such experiences. The current nursery leader does not have or particularly like children, and she was very frustrated with Jacob's inability to respond to instructions. They put an exersaucer in the nursery room for Jacob to use when the others are in chairs, and of course he made a lot of noise playing with the toys on it and jumping in it, which was very disruptive for the other kids. He did have a good time crushing up his snack and throwing it on the floor, causing the other kids to follow suit. Overall, we don't feel like the nursery leader is very pleased about his arrival in the nursery, but we don't know what to do about it. Hopefully it will get better with time.

Benjamin had a big day in church because he was assigned to do the scripture. He had it all memorized (John 6:69 "And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the son of the living God.") and marched up there to say it and then was overcome with stage fright. With a lot of coaxing, he finally mumbled it into his shoulder, and then sat down beaming-- very proud of himself. It was pretty cute! The picture was taken today to capture this special day!

Here's a video as well!


Kim said...

Wonderful. Thanks for sharing life experiences of these two great guys.

Marilyn said...

And we see you have snow!
Hey, those are the darn cutest 2 boys ever! Course, I did have some darn cute 2 boys about 23 years ago too!
Who on earth would put a person who doesn't like kids in the nursery?? Makes me glad you won't be in that ward for very long! Hopefully you will get a warm fuzzy type person to run the nursery in your next ward! Way to go Benjamin!!!

Kim said...

Love the video. That kid sure has a lot of wiggles trying to come out!

Cambrie said...

good job benjamin!! you guys have cute boys!!1