We got a chance to babysit little K about a month ago. His mom and dad, K & E, were in town for a business thing, and if I understood correctly, E was recognized with an award. Clearly I had my Grandma hat on, because I was much more interested in getting to spend time with K! We spent much of the day hanging out in the Kirkwood area, just walking around, going into stores. K got to see 2 trains! Plus we all got to see the fire truck up close! I, for one, had never sat inside one before. They are BIG and there is a LOT of things going on inside of one! I have a huge amount of respect for our first responders, and the very gracious fireman who welcomed us in has been fighting fires for about 30 years. We heard a story or two, which I'm sure didn't even make a dent in his repretoire, but I would have enjoyed buying him a beer or coffee and just listened to him. The babysitting came in the evening while K & E were at a banquet. GG, K and I went to Plaza Frotenac for dinner, and while the wait was supposed to only be about 20 minutes, we actually left after waiting about 70 minutes. But K never fussed once. This little guy must have walked about 2 miles all around the outside of Canyon Cafe while we waited - climbing stairs, opening and closing big doors, charming everyone around and pushing his stroller. Except he wanted to push it from the handles like big people do, so here's a pic of GG helping K push his stroller...
We also got a chance to babysit J recently, too, which as any new mother knows, is always a bigger deal for Mama than for baby. I don't have a pic from that visit, but I do have a cute pic from one other visit with J - bathtime! J likes taking a bath. I have a video, too, but I didn't do such a good job of aiming, if you get what I mean, so I won't post that here. Parts of the video might embarass J someday, so I'll stick with this little one.
I just love baby smiles! I'm a fan!
I am also a fan of babysitting grandkiddos. We get to see the Springfield, MO, set this weekend and then AJ gets to meet J next weekend, and all of that means that I get to see these 4 grandsons again very soon!
That's all for now. I'm sure there's more stuff going on that I could post about, but I've just sorta felt like saying I love these grandkids of ours!
Grandma Deb/Mimi/Jus' Deb