The ramblings of a mother of 3, substitute teacher, wife, chef/short-order cook, taxi driver, and finder of all things lost.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Last week was a busy week. I was fortunate enough to have SuperSister and her daughter staying with us. I tried to chip in and watch the little monster whenever I had a free moment so that SuperSis could get some work done. It was a blast. My niece is part fireball, and kept me on my toes. We were all lucky enough to get in on her first few steps in life. She is determined to walk before her first birthday, which is on Christmas Day. She was brilliant with our fat cat, and he never once got frustrated with her (A miracle in itself). Like all kids her age she has the most interesting idiosyncrasies in her personality. She gets frustrated with her limitations, and with ours, and makes the most interesting noises. She loves to repeat sounds she hears, even if it's a doorbell, music or a siren, and she's got great pitch.
The day after SuperSis left for her in-laws, I got to babysit my nephew for a day. It was fun chasing him around the house for a while, but he was feeling rough, and wasn't his usual self. Although that was ok, because I got lots of snuggle time that way. We ate lots of peanut butter and ice chips. We also built lots of block towers and knocked down lots of block towers.
The pics are of the two of them. They both had to thoroughly examine the Christmas tree. My arms got tired holding them up to check out each ornament. But it was worth it. Having nieces and nephews is an amazing experience. But the bonus part is that I don't have to keep them overnight. So other than having my own big babies who are coughing, wheezing and sneezing, (and keeping me up!) I get to sleep at night, but still snuggle up the little ones during they day.