Monday, September 9, 2013

Adventures in Babysitting

On Saturday night Hank and I drove down to San Marcos to babysit Georgia and Blair (niece and nephew) so my sister and brother in law could go to a football game. We've babysat for friends and for Georgia a handful of times, and I used to nanny for newborns in college, so we're fully qualified to do so. But this was the first time that we've ever babysat for two(!) little ones. I know, I parents are shaking your heads thinking what's the big deal? When you're used to watching football/cooking dinner/hanging out on the couch without any interruptions though, it's a big. freaking. deal.

We got down there around 4:30 and I swear from 4:30-9:30 there was not a moment of silence, with the exception (and great accomplishment) of having everyone at the dinner table to eat together. And that only lasted about 10 minutes. Don't get me wrong- both of them are great. But Georgia is still used to getting all of our attention, so I felt bad anytime we had to tend to Blair. And Blair is typically a great baby, except on this particular night when he decided to be all gassy and fussy for the evening. After having been up since 5:30 am and running in the ridiculous Austin heat and humidity, it's an understatement to say we were exhausted by the time we rolled home.

Some highlights from our evening:

Georgia wanting Hank to marry her. Try explaining why that is not possible to an almost 4 year old. I dare you.

The Holland House: Georgia and Hank

Blair's stink face. I felt bad that he got so gassy and that I wasn't able to provide much relief. But that adorable squishy face is cute no matter how ticked off he looks.

The Holland House: Stink Face

Georgia playing "beauty parlor" with Hank. She didn't seem to care that he doesn't have any hair. She was happy to fix it anyway. And...I happen to think this is one of the sexiest pictures of my husband. Ever. Baby on his lap, 4 year old playing with his hair- and he was totally ok with it. I do love this man!

The Holland House: Playing beauty parlor

Georgia blowing bubbles by the pool. She is everything that is sweet and innocent and precious about little girls, and I just love her to death. It's so hard watching them grow up when you want them to stay like this forever!

The Holland House: Blowing bubbles

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