Sunday, January 4, 2009

Sunday Photos

For weeks now, I have wanted a "nice" photo of the kiddies in their Sunday clothes. And for numerous reasons, it just has not happened. With our new church time (1 o'clock), we had ample time to get ready this morning. So, I seized the opportunity, especially with their fresh new hair cuts (that has a whole other story for another time). Oh, Van is in red and Noah's in blue. And of course Marlee's in the dress.It took much begging, pleading, and lots and lots of photos. These are the best, with a few "real" ones to show what most of the pics really look like.
I took a couple while Elijah was still napping - that's why he was missing.
For some reason, they could not keep their hands off of Elijah.And in case you are wondering how Van and Noah did with their first time in Primary as Sunbeams??!! NOT SO WELL.
They cried, sometimes screamed and refused to go into the Primary room for Opening Exercises. (A huge thanks to Shannon for taking Elijah so I could drag them into primary) They wanted to be in the nursery with all the toys. I guess I can't blame them, that does sound like a lot more fun than sitting and being reverent. Marlee was so excited to have them in there with her, she played "mother hen" very well. I sat with the boys for the first 15 minutes while they cried the entire time. I told them, "You're big now, and in the big kids class", and they both kept saying over and over again, "I DON'T WANT TO BE BIG!" Eventually they got over it, and decided it was okay. Well, at least Noah did. Van says he doesn't want to go back. I guess we'll see how they do next week. . .

8 comments:

Summer said...

What cute kids! You got some good shots too!

joyce said...

So sorry about the horrible experience for your new sunbeams. I have very un-fond memories of Samuel hanging and crying on my leg while I was doing the Sharing time---horrible!
HOpe they do better next week. I love everyone's new haircuts, especially Elijah!

Ashcraft Family said...

Tell the twins I don't want to be big either! I'm always telling my kids it's great to be a kid and with all that pounding in the head when I need them to be big....they cry I don't want to be big or grow up! Glad they hear something I say. The kids are beautiful. Good Job Jenny!

Shannon said...

Cute pics! I don't blame the twins. It's no fun sitting in Primary after you've been in the nursery playing for two years. BTW, I'll take Elijah anytime. Everyone was so happy to see him in Relief Society. He provided great entertainment. He is so dang cute!

Celeste said...

Your kids are all so good looking. They must get it from their mom! (sorry Nathan...) :) The first thing Alec asked when he went into Sunbeams was "Where's the toys?"

Rob and Melanie said...

We mish everyone too! Tell them we said hi and that Rob was a chicken and didn't want to say anything about moving cause he knew they would be mad :) Hopfully we can still keep in touch through the blogs. Your kids are adorable!!

jessica and travis said...

i dont want to be a big kid either!
very cite pics. good to see you at the family party.

The Gurrrrr's said...

Sorry I missed that! but, cute pics! :)