Monday, May 17, 2010

Adventures in Babysitting...

We had a weekend full of babysitting! Friday evening we watched E, the son of one our church friends. Me, Amelia and E curled up on my bed and watched Charlotte's Web. I love that movie. It was a favorite of mine as a little girl, so I bought it for Amelia.

Saturday we had Jackson & Millie! Sara had a wedding, so we were excited to have a full day of lovin' on and playin' with these two. Sara ended up getting in really late, so they stayed the night with us!

These two girls are so cute together. They would hold hands whenever we would lay them beside each other. Best-Friend-Cousins!!

Alex takes pride in his yard work, but hasn't had a free minute to work on the yard or flower bed until this weekend. Jackson wanted to help Uncle Alex with whatever he was doing. :)

So they headed off to Home Depot to buy some new mulch for the flower bed! Alex let Jackson play on the tractors at Home Depot and that was all he would talk about when he got back!

They would work in the flower bed and then stop to play a little football...

And of course, they had to stop for a Sonic break. Jackson had a grape slushy.

They worked so hard and finally completed the flower bed. Jackson had mulch all over him. He was even picking it out of his teeth!? LOL We immediately brought him in and gave him a bath!

After getting a bath, he wanted to rock it out on the drums for a while.

He LOVES the drums!

Joy and the boys came by to hang out with us for a while. The boys really wanted to see Jackson. :) Joy helped me with the girls. They were on the same feeding schedule, which worked well for nap time. I just didn't have enough hands to hold and feed them at the same time, so Joy was a big help!

I kept singing songs with their names in them and they thought that was pretty cool. :)

Sara and the kiddos had to head home EARLY Sunday morning. :( Alex got up with Amelia on Sunday morning and this is what I found when I got up. So sweet!

We had storms come through Sunday evening before leaving for church. How creepy are these clouds!? Luckily, it all passed through fairly quickly and the sun was out by the time church started!

We had a great service at church and then headed to Chili's for a little dinner afterwards. We were all in bed by 10:00pm...we were exhausted! It was a busy weekend, but we had a lot of fun with the kiddos.

I hope you had a fun weekend! This week is full of catering jobs for us, so I'm not sure how much time I'll have to blog...we'll see! :)

Love to all,


amy said...

How fun! GORGEOUS kiddos! Love reading about your sweet fam.

Faith said...

How cute are those girls on the play mat?!? I love that they would hold hands =) I just know you were loving every minute of that day. I'm so glad you were able to spend so much quality time with them as I know you miss them dearly. And, Mr. Jackson looks like he had a ball too! Y'all are the best!!

Betsy said...

Awwww....what a sweet picture of your husband and Amelia!! Love that. And the two sweeties on the playmat look like mirror images of each other!! Wow!

Sounds like you had a super busy weekend! :) But so much fun!

kristin fulghum said...

that picture of the girls on the playmat is adorable!

Momx6 said...

What fun! Love the pics.

Melissa said...

What a cute post!!!! Your little girl is just precious!