Grand children

Jim and I had Jackson and Emma for the weekend. It was good to be up close and personal grandparents for three full days. Boy, they were full days. Jim and I did nothing else but tend to them. Even sleeping was weird because we went to sleep knowing the baby would get up in the middle of the night at some point but we weren't sure when. It's weird to always be on the lookout. It's been a long time since we've had a baby wake us up. And it's been a long time since we've had to focus so much attention on children. It was a reminder of what it was like to be a young parent, only we had old people bodies to use instead of young people bodies. Not complaining, though. I'm glad we said we would babysit.

It was almost tough to hand Jackson and Emma over to the other grandparents for the next three days, because I was pretty close to deciding to adopt them because they are just so darn cute. I enjoyed hearing Jackson say "Hi Gramma" at random times. I always answered with "Hi Jackson" and that satisfied him for a few minutes. And we got to watch Emma pull herself up to stand for the first time, the little imp!

Some pictures:
everything goes into her mouth

He fell asleep to Truck Tunes

grasping a banana puff

Her eyes. She usually had her eyes on whoever was nearest. 

at the zoo, watching the penguins

at the zoo with his "penny" which he swiped from his mother's coin holder in her van, which we were using. (His penny was a quarter)

After the zoo

sink time


TaterBean said…
You may "adopt" them for a few hours every once in a while when we want to go on a date. Thanks for watching them!! I'm sure Jackson had a great time, and that Emma was indifferent.