Yesterday evening Anna Kate was starting to act a little bit fussy and was in fact asking to go night-night by 5:30. Very odd since this was before we had even eaten dinner and she is normally quite concerned about when she will be getting her next meal (some might say she is like her mother in that respect)! In any case, we thought it was strange, but weren't really concerned until bedtime and she was feeling pretty warm. I took her temperature and it was 101.8! So we quickly sent our company home so that their children would not get sick (sorry Wyatt and Aubrey!) and gave Anna Kate tylenol and put her to bed. She slept great (except for wanting to be snuggled for a few minutes at 5am) and actually slept until 8:30...which is unheard of for her. She was fever free all morning long, but I just took her temp again before she went down for a nap and it was back up to 100.1 =( In any case, she and I definitely stayed home from church.
Although we were not going to be able to go worship with our church family this morning, I thought Anna Kate and I could do a little "Sunday School" on our own! Since Anna Kate needed a bath anyway, I thought that we could do something water-related for our lesson, so I decided on the story of Jesus walking on the water from Matthew 14. Here were the activities we did:
~Made blue finger paint (by cooking flour, water, and salt)
~Painted a picture of "water"
~Cut out a picture of Jesus and another of the disciples in a boat; colored them, and glued them to foam board to be played with on the water painting background
~Read the story from the Bible, and then paraphrased it in baby language
~Sang "My God is So Big" and "Peter, James and John in the Sailboat"
~Filled a pan with water and let Anna Kate walk in it to show her how her feet sink to the bottom, but Jesus' feet didn't!
~Took a bath and retold the story; she also got to bring her boat from her beach toys set into the bath with her!
She really seemed to enjoy all these activities despite a little bit of irritability because of her fever. And it gave us something to do to pass the time we normally spend at church! I should have taken pictures of her throughout the morning, but I didn't think about it, so these pictures of the finished project will have to suffice!