today, b took jack to sunday school on his own [while i ran home to get a snack...shh. i guess that's a perk of living 20 seconds away from church. hey, i'm nursing a baby...i get hungry!!] and apparently jack decided to play lord of the rings. he saw our friend michael's cane lying on the ground and scooted right over to it:
and then started waving it around, gandalf-style:
if jack could talk, i'm pretty sure he would have said "you shall not pass!" [that is the dorkiest joke i've made all week and i blame it on my 10th grade english teacher for making me read j.r.r. tolkien over summer vacation.]
we're still having kind of a tough time making it through all 3 hours of church since it means jack misses his morning nap, but overall he does pretty well. i haven't listened to one full lesson or talk in months though i try really hard to pay attention.
sometimes i let jack practice his crawling -- which is actually a super fast army crawl; he's really efficient so i don't think he sees much need for getting his tummy off the ground [should i be worried about that?]. in just the past week or so he's gotten SO good at it...he follows us from room to room, takes laps around our ottoman, explores the lair below our dining room table, etc. it's so fun to watch. but he still has some obstacles -- today at church, he got trapped below some chairs that had low backs, and couldn't figure out how to get past them without banging his head. haha. i had to rescue him and then he went right back to the row of chairs. i guess i definitely can't say church is ever boring with jacko in my life.
p.s. my second interview for the mormon women project is up -- i got to write about swarupa katuka, an awesome LDS woman from new delhi india. please check it out :)