We had our first family "Awana" meeting tonight on our living room rug, and it was a HUGE success. Awana is the program our church has for kids on Sunday nights, and it's a great Bible study and memorization program. It is, however, 2 full hours and Mason hates it - despite the activities, games, and snacks. He's a homebody and already hates the fact that he has to be at school all day on weekdays. Add children's choir, Sunday School, and Awana to the away-from-home time, and you get a miserable Mason. So we decided to get the Awana books and do it at our house as a family. Mason was thrilled about the idea from the first mention, and he designated himself "project teacher." He even put on a polo shirt for the occasion. After our lesson, Mason gave us our project (coloring sheets) to work on, and then we played Candy Land (for lack of a Biblical-theme game). It was fun!
Mason is also learning how to play the piano - sort of. He started playing the piano at Mimi's house a few weeks ago and quickly picked up Twinkle Twinkle and Mary had a Little Lamb. So Gigi bought him the John W. Schaum first piano book and started giving him "lessons" on his little keyboard. Between Mason's piano skills and Carter's singing talent (ABC song 24/7 - still) we should have a family show in Branson soon!