Monday, August 16, 2010
Julianne to the rescue!
She is growing so fast ~ and doing so many new and cute things. I can't believe she is going to be 4 months old already. She is quick to smile and also quick to let you know when she is NOT happy.
She did NOT wake up happy this time and there was nothing Grammy could do for her to make her happy. I changed her, I fed her, I walked her, I talked to her ~ NOPE ~ nothing was making her happy. To the rescue came Auntie Julz. She asked if she could hold her (First off, I'm impressed that a 11 y/o is willing to hold a screaming baby). I didn't think it would work but sure, go right ahead. Wouldn't you know it, little stinker stopped crying immediately! That's pretty much how it went the rest of the week.
Not that Charlie was unhappy all week ~ she was fine 90% of the time but when she wasn't ~ all she wanted was Auntie Julz. Julianne is now a master diaper changer (yes even the poopie ones) and bottle maker and all things Charlie. I just know the minute Charlie starts to walk, she'll be following Auntie Julz every where she goes. I honestly don't know what I would have done without her.
By the end of our stay she said she was ready to go home although 5 minutes down the road she said she was already missing Charlie!
Nate did help a little but mostly with the pups ~ or keeping their video games played
I did feel a bit guilty since it was their last week of freedom before school and we really didn't go anywhere or do anything cause I didn't want to chance taking the baby out in a strange car (the seat is permanently in Jen's car which she left for us) and in a city that I'm not used to so we pretty much stayed in except for the night that Jeremy took us all out to dinner at Red Lobster (yum!)
We did sleep when we could ~ where ever and when ever we could.
They really didn't mind though and since we had already done all their school shopping (clothes and supplies) they had the entire weekend to run around with their friends and were actually looking forward to going back to school.