Friday, July 31, 2009

{Twice the Joy}

2 sets of little shirts, 2 sets of pj's, 2 sets of shoes, 2 toothbrushes, 2 little beds, 2 little plates . . . .
Double the Love, Double the fun, Double the Trouble, Double the Diapers, Double the crying. . .

20 fingers, 20 toes, 4 little ears, 2 little noses, 4 little eyes, 4 little cheeks, twice as many tickle spots. . .

Aren't twins just amazing? I mean if you really just think of the miracle of it all, it is nothing short of amazing.
We are blessed to have two sets of twins in our nursery.
The Thomas' weren't here Sunday, but we are doubly blessed!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

{Changed with Love}

Sometimes we always get it right, sometimes we don't.
But just so you will know our intentions every Sunday, every child, every time . . .Children get changed both hours they are in our care. If we check your child and he / she is dry we still put the "Changed with Love" Sticker on so you will know that your child was checked. We record our "findings" on our dry-erase boards for each volunteer to see.
I sure hope this happens all the time. I sure hope that you are pleased with this process. I sure hope that if you have any comments or concerns you will let me know. Never hesitate to tell me if you feel we need to do better. I am always open to "constructive criticism". I always want what is best for the children.
We are not perfect, but we all do try very hard to make sure your child has their little lesson, little snack, play time, prayer time, and diaper changing time! Whew, I'm tired!
P.S. If you share a diaper bag for siblings. . . don't be surprised if your infant comes home in a size 5 diaper! Just kidding . . . sorta. . . thank you Mrs. Holland for being such a doll!!
Thank you Team Leaders and Volunteers! I know diaper changing is quite a task!
Parents please remember to pack a change of clothes, just in case of accidents!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

{Toy Donations}

Clean out those toy boxes!
The Nursery is currently accepting toy donations. All toys must be age appropriate for children birth -3 years. No stuffed animals please. All toys must be like-new and in good working order.
Thank you so much for the donations we have already received!
I will be glad to work out a convenient pick-up or drop-off time.
Love, Tonia

{Look who turned 2!}

Miss McNutt turns 2! I really probably shouldn't do a "birthday post" because I cant do everybody! But I did want to mention that Miss McNutt is making and selling these cute little skirts. I just thought a "post" concerning these might could help her get the word out. Just a little plug!
Love to all of my birthday babies!
Holdin' onto Moms leg. . .I have been there!
Love, Tonia

Lauren I didn't ask you about this first. I hope you don't mind the publicity!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

{Need a change?}

Our Nursery Ministry Team
is seeking
Team Leaders, Sunday Eve., Wednesday Eve., and weekday staff.
These are paid positions
eternal rewards.
You may contact me in several ways!
Leave a comment on this Blog
Text or call me:
I look forward to hearing from you!

Monday, July 27, 2009

{Little ones, making a Big difference}

We took a trip Sunday to our food pantry.
They were all so excited!
We got everyone "wrangled in" the rope.

We walked. . .

and talked. . .

about how God made the green, green grass.

We arrived at our pantry, they
put their items on the shelves.
What a sweet sight!

Mrs. Marca says, "Get out your praying hands."

We prayed for families.
Parents, thank you so much for your support.
This was a great "field trip" with lots of meaning.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

{3 years}

Has it been that long?

Let me explain . . .I didn't have a bright and shiny resume . . . I certainly wasn't qualified. You see, they were desperate so it worked out real well for me. . .just kidding. . . . sorta.

No, this is REALLY how it went down:
I have this thing people refer to as a "calling". Its really just a fancy term for "listening to God" and "feeling led".

I knew what God was asking me to do, and I was obedient. Has it always been easy? No. Have I made some mistakes? Yes, and I will make more. The one thing I do know for sure is that God is with me every step of the way.

Are you hearing God speak? Are you listening? Are you unsure? or scared? Just be obedient. He is already way ahead of you. He has already paved your way. The blessings that will fill your heart and soul are unmeasurable.

That is what is so awesome about God, I felt so unqualified to serve in a church the size of FBC, but God equipped me. He has given me everything I need to do the task before me.

So, the real "thanks" doesn't go to me. The "thanks" goes to God & to you all for giving me an opportunity and a chance.

I love you. I thank you.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

{Planning & Praying for Fall}

Just a reminder. . .
  • If your child is in Nursery G / Toucan Room don't forget their food item for tomorrow.
  • Care Sheets must be filled out for all infants in Nurseries A and B. It is so helpful to our volunteers.
  • Sippy Cups are not allowed in our Nurseries C, D, E, F, and G. We provide a Snack Time.
  • Please remember it is mandatory you return with your P/U sticker. It is an essential part of our security.
  • Look for classroom changes. Your child's sticker will reflect their correct class. We are growing like little weeds!

We are in the process of Praying and Planning for Fall. We have new ideas, and ministries we would love to start. Please partner with us and pray God will guide us. We want His Hands to be around whatever zany and crazy ideas we might have!!

In the 3rd Service tomorrow we will have a Rosebud for sweet Riglee Smith. I look forward to seeing you all!

Have a great Saturday!

We are currently looking for Team leaders (paid weekly positions) and Wednesday Eve. Leaders. Interested? Know someone who might be? Let me know, I would love to visit with them.



P.S. See those fun little guys above. . . they are Coming Soon!

Friday, July 24, 2009

{Really Woolly}

Really Woolly collection is so sweet.
It is also available through DaySpring.

{Christian Baby Gifts} offers a line of Christian Baby Gifts if you are looking for a special little baby gift.

{Bottle Time}

Look at the way Miss Klaire holds her bottle!
Isn't that so cute?
Miss Copher getting a snack and snooze. . . perfect.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

{Help us to minister, not babysit}

It is amazing just how much little ones can learn! They are little sponges ready to absorb God's word. I have found that our little "crawlers" enjoy learning and being taught just as much as the older ones!
We start using in Nursery B. This program uses objects such as flowers, ducks, puppies, and Bibles along with music & songs to teach about Jesus and His Love. It is repetitive, so the babies are familiar with the activity each week. Repetition is the best way for little ones to learn. We are excited to have such a great tool available to us. It is very important to us that we start ministering as soon as an infant arrives!
The way we minister to infants in Nursery A (0-6 months) is by showing love and affection. We also provide a very safe and secure environment. The very trust they learn to have in us now, is the same trust they will have in the Lord later on in their lives.
The ducks and fish swim in the water God made.

Miss C and Mr H are really studying Jesus' face. Aren't they?

God made puppies.

These little ones are brushing their hair and teeth getting ready for Sunday School. . . or Life Group!

Mrs. Dana & Mr. Clays Class

Thank you, team leaders, for being so faithful to lead the children every week.

{And the feet. . . }

belong to this little sweetheart. . . Miss Klaire Holland. . .ummmm, I was serious about you guys trying to guess. . . but I didn't have any takers. . . . and I was serious about the prize. . . . maybe next time!

Confused? See earlier post.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

{Good-bye to Jo's Friend}

When others are hurting
it is an opportunity
for Christians
to let
This week "Miss Jo" lost her dog Lucky. It may seem silly to you, but Lucky meant so much to her. She lives alone, and Lucky was her buddy to take care of. He was old and had health problems so the vet put her down Tuesday.
Miss Jo thinks the world of our nursery, and she plays a huge role in keeping things organized and very clean.
If you can, please drop her a card, just to let her know how much we love and appreciate her.
It will mean the world to her.
Miss Jo Lampman
944 Bell Road
Greenwood, AR 72936

{Sweet Feet}

Can you guess whose feet these are?
A prize for the winner. . .
Answer tomorrow. . .

{Yucky Tummy}

We hope you are feeling better Miss P.
Get well soon!
We love you!


Dont ya' just love this little guys "fauxhawk"?
We think it is just adorable!

Cutie Pie Boy!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

{Little Green Note}

~ Parents of kiddos in Nursery G / Toucan Room ~
Last Sunday Mrs. Marca sent a little green note home with your child. They are studying in Acts 11:27-30.
Their Bible phrase this last week was "Work together to help others" Galatians 6:10.
I just wanted to remind you to do your best to p/u one of the following items listed below, and allow your child to carry them into class. They will remember what "big helpers" they are.
Even though they are young they can still help the church in a big way!
Crackers, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Cereal, Pasta, Mac & Cheese, Soup
These items will be placed in our food pantry.