Sunday, February 03, 2008

afternoon church can be hard on a girl!

this year we have afternoon church (1:00-4:00)! i was dreading this time slot because of kawena. she never gets a sunday nap anymore (and neither do i!) and she can't figure out what to do with herself at church because she won't nap there! she is usually hungry, tired, loud and won't sit still! not a good combination!

tonight during dinner she didn't seem very interested in her food and was just irritable. about halfway through dinner we noticed that things had gotten quiet at her corner of the table.

the poor thing had drifted off to sleep mid-dinner.



then, she did the flip...


...flop!

as soon as i finished snapping a few pictures of her i took her up to bed where she has been sleeping peacefully ever since! it was before 6:00pm when i put her to bed, so i am wondering what time she'll be waking up...??? i'd better get to bed!

15 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Oh, that sweet baby! She even has the little sprout sticking up! So cute. I wish I could have taken her during RS. Next week!

Bridget said...

That is so cute! Then there was Payton Boyer who mid singing time fell asleep across the metal folding chairs! It was so funny to see. Those poor Sunbeams.

Danielle said...

we have the same problem with Cole & Jake! By 6:00 p.m. they are both either having melt-downs or have fallen asleep in our arms. they will eventually adjust--then we will switch meeting times.

tutu lady said...

Hi, you must be doing the same thing. I called and got your answering machine. She is soooo cute! Sleeping babies always are!

Becky said...

because we moved so many times, we had church at 12 or 1 for four years in a row. I almost cried last year when they announced that we were going to be at nine.
Poor sweety. Its hard when your routine gets thrown out of whack.

Merilee said...

She is so cute. It seems 1:00 is so hard for everyone except me.

ericandjanine said...

Caleb never even makes it home. We make sure he has a pacifier in on the way home and he's out before we walk in the door...a benefit of living a little out of town...fewer times through the bedtime routine!

Darilyn said...

I'm dying to know if she made it all through the night? You did a post on this same thing with Kawena before. It was face down that time. That must be one comfy high chair.

Mahina said...

darilyn:

she surprised me and didn't get up dreadfully early! she sleep in until 7:30 so i was able to get nani off on the school bus before getting kawena out of bed! it was wonderful!!

Malia said...

aww she's so sweet! I'm glad you got some sleep too!

Katie Smith said...

This is totally my life. We've had 1:00-4:00 church since we moved here and it's a killer! The worst is that Jack is too young for nursery so we just battle with him for 3 hours and put him to bed really early on Sunday nights. Oh the joy!

Becca said...

SO sweet! We have the same problem with Jaike but he hasn't fallen asleep at dinner yet.

Michal said...

i feel your pain. we have 1:30-4:30 and it is hard on the baby and the three year old. i have to admit that i like not having to get up at 6:00 in the morning in order to get everyone out the door on time for early church.

Erika said...

I think that any church after 12 should be for the single adult ward.

brenda said...

Don't you feel like you should be exempt from church when you have a child that age?