Sunday, July 19, 2009

Babysat

Yes, ladies and gents! Ace has for the first time, just a week shy of being eleven months old been babysat! I know for many parents this does not constitute such a grand announcement, only a mere blip on the baby advancing radar (often times a lot sooner than eleven months!) However, for us it was a big deal. Between the boy that won't take a bottle to the boy that only semi-often will entertain a jar of baby food, having Ace watched by a third party truly has not been an event I've been willing to subject on someone. Ace often doesn't get watched solely by his dad either for the same fooding reasons. I am the food - therefore... ipso facto... I cannot wander far.

However, Ace is growing up. He's a big boy AND he has started to entertain a bottle (a little) and we recently started him on goat's milk. Not much. No more than 4oz a day at this point, but he seems to be taking it pretty well. And Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince came out at 12:01am on Wednesday morning and it was Saturday and I had yet to see it. Issue or no Issue, I was going to see that movie before it was out on dvd. ;-) (Please see legal definition of "issue")
Pop Pop and Gran eagerly volunteered to be the first to babysit! They were excited and happy to do so. So we set out this morning to ensure Ace got a decent nap in, was fed and happy when we set out for our three hour adventure! We are told that he did excellently! No massive crying at all! Woohoo! Perhaps we'll try this again in the near future.

Do you know, this was the first time since having Ace that I've been in my husband's car? Yep, it's true - a two door sports car is not ideal for a carseat, so we are 100% of the time in my vehicle when we have our little man. This is a picture of us backing out of our driveway, on our way to see Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince! Yippee!

This is Ace on a fairly warm day (hence the (non)wardrobe choice) toddling in the backyard, while Grandpa captures their adventures in pictures with his fancy iPhone.



Gran smiling at her boy, Ace sharing something with his Pop Pop. Thank you so much for watching Ace and taking such great care of him for the 3+ hours that mom and dad were gone!

6 comments:

Mom said...

Congratulations!!!!! It is time the 2 of you have some alone time ;-) I am sure his grandparents had a wonderful adventure watching him and spoiling him rotten.. YEA!! for GRANDPARENTS!!!!

single wide cottage said...

awesome! So glad you guys got a chance to go out. My man and I are going to see that movie tonight!

Anonymous said...

it was a true joy and immense honor babysitting the grandboyo. beyond his face-plant in the living room (he got a little fancy with his soccer moves) he didn't cry or act upset - not even a whimper. clearly he missed his wonderful parents, but he did very well. can't wait for the next parental outing; sign us up!! - Pop Pop.

Lorie Shewbridge said...

What a wonderful experience!! Everyone seems to have had lots of fun.... hope you all get to do it again soon.

Kristen said...

I have yet to let someone that is not a relative babysit. Someday...

And I am reading about pop pop and grandma...but the people in the pics looks way too young. And when I say young I mean young...as in I look older. As in please photoshop in some wrinkles and 20 extra years or I will not be a happy girl.

UPrinting said...

So how was the movie? I heard a lot of people are disappointed with it. Haven't really seen it.
Wow, is that gramps? He looks really young for a grandad. :D