Sunday, July 20, 2008

Adventures in Babysitting

Saturday Mike, Jasper & I volunteered to babysit for our friends so they could have a night out.

They have 4 kids, but 2 girls were at grandma's, leaving us with their 5 year old girl and 3 year old boy.

We had our own private pool party in their backyard, and the kids loved having Mike on site to take some action shots of them jumping into the pool.

Jasper loved the wet deck in the pool where he could crawl and splash, and of course try to climb out.

One of the funnest parts of the evening was giving all 3 kids a bath together in the big tub. Mike was out back grilling our chicken for dinner, so I was solo on this task. I gave each of the kids the spa treatment, complete with scalp massage.

This shot of Jasper was taken while he was in the tub with the big kids...having the time of his life. This is about as big as a smile can get!

So that you don't think our life is all sunshine and lollipops, I am posting a photo I took of all the kids in their PJ's. Jasper was not too thrilled to be in another photo shoot. He just wanted to nurse and go to sleep.

Besides swimming, my favorite part of the evening was story time and singing time. I brought a few of my favorite books to share. We snuggled up in their big sister's big bed and read What Was I Scared Of? , The Sneethces, and finished with Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book which contains A LOT of yawns. Since yawning is very catching, this book really helped get everyone tired and ready for bed. What Was I Scared Of? was such a hit that the kids requested a 2nd read through.
After story time I tucked each of the kids in and sang them a medley of Primary songs that I sing to Jasper at night. Nothing like a good snuggle and a song to send you off to sleep.

All of the kids were really good and we had a great time! Thanks for a fun night!

1 comment:

The George's said...

Looks like a lot of fun and I'm sure your friends enjoyed the night off. Hope you get one in return sometime.

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