Monday, September 29, 2008

if you don't have anything nice to say...

It's been much too long since my last blog post. The reason for my blogging absence - just like your mom used to say "if you dn't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all." Last week was the pits - full of anxiety, stress, with a touch of insomnia (something I had not experience before and thankful I don't have it on a regular basis!). I am happy to report that the stress has for the most part passed, the anxiety has left, and I am sleeping again at night. This makes everyone in my house pleased.

In other news, yesterday was the Primary program. Grace was one of 7 kids in the program, and if you were unable to see it you missed a great show. She not only belted out each song, she did hand motions and directed the younger kids on how to sing properly (mind you the song-leader was there doing just the same thing). The best was during one song that contains the word "grace." She kind of rolled her eyes up in some sort of weird serious face and pointed right at herself. Really hilarious. When it was her turn to give her lines, she just skipped right up to the pulpit. Then it was time for her to give a talk. Yes, the 6 year old gave a 2-3 minute talk discussing the prophets' propheices of Jesus' birth. Here are a few exceprts:

In the Book of Mormon Samuel the Lamanite said
"Yea Christ will come to the Earth and he will be our Savior."
And it came to pass the people that didn't like his teachings shot bows and arrows at him and rocks.
He told them:
"When Jesus will be born there will be a new star and there will be a day and a night and a night and a day and a night and a day and another night it won't get dark."


And another:
And Jesus came to the Earth and He taught the women and children to share and be happy and be nice to each other. Oh and the men to take care of their children and wives. And he taught them how to be reverent and about the Sacrament. And he blessed all the children.
And all these things came to pass.


Another highlight was Jimmy. He of course was not in the program, but squirmmed around in the pew between Nate and I and my parents. But he'd stop for every song and everyone of Gracie's lines and her talk. After each one he'd say, "Yeah, Gracie!!!"

So yes, I'm a gushing mom. But I loved it.

9 comments:

Laura F said...

SO CUTE! So sad we missed it, it could have been nine instead of seven kids! :-) Izzie got really used to the seven kids group I think, and has had a really hard time attending primary on her own again here. Oh well!

Amy said...

Grace was soooo funny yesterday!! Jason and I were laughing pretty hysterically at one point. We love your kids!

Ollievie said...

Grace is such a fun girl! I love it! Here's to a better week . . .

emily said...

I loved it, too!! My favorite part was when the song with the word "grace" in it came up, I KNEW she was going to get all proud and giddy. The pointing to herself? No surprise. She does it every Sunday in Primary with that song. The unexpected part? The one that had me unable to stop laughing? SHE WAS BLUSHING! No-Fear Grace was actually BLUSHING when we sang her name. She was soooooo proud to be in that song! I died!

(And here's hoping THIS week feels better for you....)

Natalie said...

my favorite part was the "so it wont be dark." it's nice to know that church doesnt always have to be so serious! AND, for everyone who totally missed out, Gracie played the Jackie O. fashion card in her coulda-been-a-Chanel suit. i love, love, LOVEDit!!!

Natty by Nature said...

You don't know how much joy it would have given me to see that in person. Thanks for the post, it brightened my day.

H. said...

That's hilarious!! I wish I could have seen it! Our Primary Program is coming up in a few weeks--could we import Grace to provide comic relief and distract from the fact that it will be the lamest piece of chaos ever? Oh, whoops--there goes the "if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all." Okay, my lips are sealed about the PP.

Becky said...

I wish we could have been there! That Grace is really something!

Sally Morrison said...

I was there, it was the best. Also, great to watch Jimmy watch Grace. He was a proud brother!