Friday, September 17, 2021

BABYSITTING JAMES

We went over to Adam and Gabby's around 12:30 last Wednesday. They had left in the morning to drive 4 hours to a Vineyard. Roxie the puppy needed to be fed around noon.

She still gets three meals a day. All of our dogs were self feeding. It is crazy watching dogs eat who only get feed at certain times. They are always happy to see us and Roxy always has a big smile.

We see James often and he enjoys being with us. However, it has been 18 months since we picked him up at daycare. We came in and he said "papa and grandma" all excited to see us. His routine since the lock down was mama picks him up.

So we are getting ready to leave and he's "no leave, mommy/daddy." He started crying hysterically. It broke our hearts. He had to be forced into his car seat. He calmed down and once we were at his house he was as happy as can be!

Playing with papa....
Watching TV....
Thursday morning before James goes to daycare....
Ready for papa to drive him....
Playing after daycare....
He is such a good boy. He was sleep trained and he goes to bed without issue. He plays hide and seek for a little while, gets into bed and it is goodnight James! He sleeps about 12 hours with a sound machine on. He is also in his converted crib which has the front off for a big boy bed.

Thursday afternoon we walk into the daycare house and he tells everyone "that's my papa and grandma!" He is finally calling me grandma. He couldn't wait to leave with us. In advance we stopped and bought him a donut with sprinkles in case we had to entice him. We didn't need to use it although he did have some after dinner.

Ready for daycare on Friday morning....

Adam and Gabby got home around 1 pm so we headed home because of Friday traffic. So Gabby went to pick him up from daycare like normal. This is her text to me...."James was very upset when I picked him up. "no mommy.... papa and grandma". Full tears!" Apparently he has been asking everyday for us.

Adam sent us a text message which said that James was counting the numbers at the bottom of the car seat when he was getting out of the car. Adam asked him where he learned that and he said "papa!" Well Mark didn't do that with him at the car seat but he said they were counting on their way to daycare that morning.

We are going over on Saturday to watch him while they go to a wedding and reception. Can't wait!

Have a nice weekend.....

12 comments:

Ann said...

Sounds like a fun night. He's just so adorable.

Sandi said...

Awwwww!!!!!! 🥰 reminds me of my little nephew.

Mevely317 said...

Precious memories! It just occurred to me, your blog will be a treasure-trove for grown-up James someday. A vignette, if you will, of an ordinary day in the life of the little boy he once was. 💙

Nonnie said...

Awwww, that is just so precious and I know you hug those sweet memories in your heart. What an adorable little boy.

Chatty Crone said...

All I can say is enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!! Sounds like he had a great time with you - of course he did - he had attention on him 24/7. He is just
sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Carla from The River said...

Oh, this melts my heart Debby.
Thank you for sharing.
Carla

Cathy said...

How fun! It sounds like your time with James with truly wonderful!

Pamela M. Steiner said...

That is so precious...you are blessed to be able to spend this time with your sweet grandson. He is so adorable, and I know he adores you and his Papa too. Precious memories. How wonderful you are recording them here. Time flies so quickly and this sweet innocent time slips away before we know it, so enjoy every minute you can.

CheerfulMonk said...

What a sweetie! I'm glad you live so close.

Susan said...

Grandchildren give us so much love in many ways! I bet this Christmas will be so much fun!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Ahhh...if knew that having grands was so fun, I'd a had them first ! Lol ..and just wait..just when you think they are all grown up and they are fully capable adults, they give you GREATgrands ! Yep, I have two wee boys now, Oliver & Royce and they too are a gift ! These photos are precious and show the love shared !

Secret Agent Woman said...

Watching a kid grow and mature is so exciting. I can only imagine that's infinitely more true when it's your grandchild.

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