Last week CT3 held a newborn, this week he babysat a 2 year old. Before ya know it, he will actually be wanting his own kids…err, okay, maybe not anytime in the near future on that last one, but at least he is becoming more acquainted with children under the age of 20!!
Anyway, its been a while since I have babysat. I feel like I did it a lot while I was in Birmingham, but since I have moved back to Georgia, my babysitting jobs have been far and few between. One of CT3’s friends from work called us Friday afternoon to ask if we could keep his daughter on Saturday evening while he took his wife out to celebrate their 12th anniversary. Of course we said yes, and I must say that she was precious and the easiest two year old I have ever babysat (not including Selah and Ansley, of course!).
It was really fun having both CT3 and I there to take care of her and it definitely made everything easier having two sets of hands around. I would play with her and “the babies” (her dolls) while CT3 made a scrumptious and healthy dinner of hot dogs and carrots. CT3 and her played princess dress up quite a bit and the rest of the night was spent reading books on the couch (one book in particular that I think we read at least five times), swinging outside and playing in the bath.
All in all, it was a fun way to spend a Saturday night and I must give a thanks to Cecelia for being an easy 2 year old and not scaring CT3 off!!
I have been extremely crafty this week. Remember this tutorial?? Well, this week I had the honor of making TWO more!!
Two of the ladies from the new church we have become a part of are having babies within the next few weeks. The Longleaf ladies held a little shower for them and I made a few diaper cakes as decor/gifts. I dont know why I enjoy making these little things. Probably cause they are simple and turn out so cute.
Anyway, here were the finished products:
One boy and one girl (obviously)
As an addition to my previous tutorial, I would like to also add this suggestion. If you have a base that is bland or shows too much (my problem this last time) just find a cute sheet of paper and cover it. I didnt wrap mine or anything extravagant. I merely used double sided tape to stick it on, then I cut a circle around the edges. It definintally added a splash of color and was an upgrade from the standard cardboard cake base.
Before and bland
Covered and pretty!
Along with my diaper cake crafty-ness, I have another secret project that I am working on. I cant share that yet, but dont worry, each step has been well documented and when the appropriate time comes to show, I will reveal my newest crafty endeavor. Until then, you will just have to wait and wonder!!
Cliff and Erica had Jack on July 9, 2009, so today when we visited today, he was about 3 weeks old. We were excited to see them and thankful that with their newborn, and their holiday weekend schedule, that they were able to carve out some time in their busy schedules for us!
Baby Jack was as sweet as could be and seemed to be quite content between his mom and dad, blanket on the floor and new friends. We had a great, but brief visit with Cliff and Erica before heading back to CT3’s parents for an afternoon cookout!
I am pretty sure this is the first time in his life he has ever held a baby, though he looks pretty natural and comfortable with it!…maybe there is hope for a child before I am 40 😉
CT3, Cliff and Jack
Me holding Baby Jack…though I am pretty sure he cried the most in my arms. ha!
P.S. Does CT3 look like he has an evil grin or is crazily laughing in all of these pictures? I am not sure if he was more scared or freaked out by the teeny tiny baby, or if that is his “I am giddy and just so excited for yall face!”