Tanner is such a nice/cute boy! He turned 18 months this week and I am excited to be able to teach my Sunday School Class and have Eric take care of Travis (instead of a different person every week). To commemorate this event, I wanted to type up Eric's journal entry from this last Sunday.
Today is Sunday, and we went to church this morning. Jenny left to put Travis to sleep, as the first speaker began speaking and was gone for all but about 5 minutes after that. It was a long sacrament meeting with Aubs and Tan - they are fun, sweet, busy, and loud. We had a water bottle, and about half way through the meeting, Aubree Started yelling "Daddy, Daddy, the water is spilling." I looked down and the water bottle was pouring down through the bottom of the pew and onto the shoes of the people behind us. When they felt the water they all started scrambling to get away. I tried to get the water to stop spilling, without dropping Tanner. This was after Tanner ripped off the trunk of an elephant in his new pop-up book, and before he tore out a page of his other new 'hidden flap' book. Just after ripping the pate out of his flap book, he decided that his mouthful of raisins wasn't what he wanted to be eating, so he spit those all over his and my clothes. But it was alright, because they matched well with the cheddar goldfish crackers that he chewed up and then zerbetted (spit) on my white shirt and tie. When Aubree saw this, she laughed and started spitting out her fruit snacks too. Fortunately, Jenny showed up around this time, so I could listen for the last few minutes, with her help. She then reminded me that it was time for Travis to eat, so about 4-5 minutes later, she left to feed Travis. Aubree and Tanner instantly began screaming for Mommy, and since my arms were full with Tanner and his entertainment, Aubree decided to run out of the chapel to find Mommy. This made Tanner even more upset, so he began arching his back, like sweet, happy children do. After a minute of trying to keep his screams quieter than the speaker I realized that everyone but Brother Bear (name changed) was watching me, and if he were awake, he would have been watching me too. With that realization, I took Tanner out to try and find Aubree. Once we found Aubree, we all went to Jenny in the mothers lounge. Fortunately, she was the only on in there, so we were able to organize a plan and set out for the next two hours of church.. The next two hours were busy also, but at least Aubree is in nursery, so we only have Tanner and Travis to worry about during those times. Since Jenny teaches Sunday School, I take care of Tanner and there are several ladies in Jenny's class that help with Travis, while she teaches. I love having kids; I love going to church; I also love that Tanner will enter nursery next week!
Whoever ends up holding Travis during sacrament gets the easier end of the deal. Tanner is the nicest and busiest boy. It will be fun for Aubs to have Tanner in nursery with her.