Tuesday, July 22, 2008

A couple of days with 3 kids...

So, I mentioned in my last post that Sara (my sister-in-law) has become a surrogate. She went through a company and found a really nice couple that really deserve more kids. (They have one...due to complications with that delivery, she had a hysterectomy but was able to keep her ovaries). So Sara has been going through the whole process. Monday, the 14th, she was implanted while we had the kids with us at the Aquarium. She needed to be on bedrest for two days after that, so I went over and watched the girls and made her lunch and stuff. The first day was fairly easy...Lily went to a playdate with a friend for a few hours, which just left me with Ethan and Brooke. Also the intended parent (Tracy) came over and brought Sara food and such. So it was pretty nice. But I was there until about 7 that night. Jason came over and had dinner with us all and then helped me get home. (Our truck had overheated on my way there that morning). The next day, I had all the kids. It was crazy trying to make sure where everyone was, and not getting into trouble, but I think I did really good. And Sara was able to be in the living room with us, so I had an adult to talk to as well. Anyways, it was a good opportunity to get pictures of my nieces, although, it was hard sometimes to to snap pictures...but hey I tried. I think all in all it went well. I may also end up babysitting them more often when Sara goes back to school. Anyways, here are the pictures!

Day One:

Brooke and Ethan playing on the patio.

I guess Ethan thinks he's a Jedi or something...
Brooke trying to ride a tricycle
Cousins reading
Cutsie Brookie!
Me and Brooke...she was "brushing" my hair...I got whacked a couple of times.
Putting together a puzzle
Brooke with her silkie...cute!

She was laughing at Ethan flipping fake food.

The getaway car

Day Two:

Eating popsicles outside.
Ring around the rosies...after they fell down...Lily would tackle Ethan and Brooke....

Playing with bubbles that don't pop when you catch them...unless you squish them....That's Tracy, the intended parent in the back.
Look mom!
He squished it, and then thought it was a spider web...
Okay, when you have girl cousins...this happens...you do what they are are doing...and they all had fairy wings on...he loved it though...kept pretending he was flying.

I think I handled myself pretty well...Bart and Sara were surprised when Brooke started crying when I went to leave...I guess she liked me. But I was soooo exhausted when I got home. The next day, I did as little as possible.

1 comment:

Crystal said...

Cute fairy wings!!