Saturday, June 30, 2007

What an Awesome Gift God has Given Grandparents

This week I have resumed watching my darling grandchildren while their mother has returned to work.
I think that the transition went well. Tuesday, Tegan spent the day with us and we enjoyed her company.I got to play and feed her and spend quality time getting to know her and her schedule
and interact with her trying to get her to react to what I was saying to her,watching her try to roll over, which she actually did for her mommie the next day!

Yesterday Ethan came for a visit and enjoyed the activities around the yard, interacted with the neighbor kids and even took a nap on the futon instead of the pack and play which he has now outgrown, but the great thing is that he STAYED on the futon and did not get up!
I used the baby monitor to listen in while he was settling in and had to laugh as he played "Here comes the creepy mouse "and tickled one of his stuffed friends. He even recited " Motor Boat, motor boat, go so slow...." How fun to listen in on a his conversation with his best friends, Panda,
Dragon Franz and Piggy.
He was a happy boy to be back for a visit for the day, and we loved having him!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

"Everyone needs a Grandma"

That was the comment made by Ethan my grandson today to his mother.
He is 2 1/2!! Where does he come up with these phrases?
It's nice to know that he needs us, and will be needing us even more at the end of the month when his mommy goes back to work.

Nana and I have decided to gently step into the second phase of "sitting" by splitting the two up for the first month to see how "Miss Tegan's schedule is". Actually, I know for myself that I will need to break myself back into the 8-5 day routine.

So, out of the rafters come the baby seat and the infant part of the pack and play, replacement of batteries so said items will vibrate,swing and lights will synchronize to the music, and I sure as heck don't remember how to put the pack and play back to an infant bed after these 2 1/2 years!!

Who will sleep where? This must be carefully planned out so there is a plan.
The bottles arrived today and Ethan has a new booster seat at the table for the "Big Boy" that he is now that he has a little sister.

Ethan has now started to call me and ask where I am when the answering machine answers.Today he caught me on my cell and said," Grammie, I just woke up from my nap,can I come over now?" How can a Grandma say no to that request?
Yes, I'd say, "Everyone needs a Grandma",and I am sure blessed to have two grandchildren in my quiver.