Saturday, December 8, 2007

Saturday

R quote of the day: While putting on his jammies, R looked down at his chest and announced, "I have my own boobs!"

Something momentous has happened: A and I have found a babysitter!!!! A's friend's daughter is 13 and has been interested in sitting for R for awhile, but she wanted to take a babysitting course first. She also worked with the little kids at her camp over the summer. But we started her off easy - she and her dad came to hang out with R this afternoon for a couple of hours while A and I did some Christmas shopping. R was waving goodbye to us before we even had our coats on, so he was FINE. They had a good time together. And, this angel sent from God is going to watch R again one night this week so A and I can go to our company's holiday party. After that, we're hoping to have her sit for us once a month so that A and I can start having regular dates of some sort. We are so excited! It's great, too, because she lives just a few blocks away from us, so her mom and dad are really close by if there was ever a problem.

And, now for something completely different: I discovered a new way to get R to eat more vegetables. One night, I was kidding around with him and told him to open his mouth. Then I tried to toss in a tiny piece of broccoli. I missed a few times, hitting him in the cheek, nose, and chin while he laughed hysterically, and then I got it in and he gobbled it up and asked me to do it again. (I tried to make the pieces small enough that he wouldn't choke on them if I accidentally got it down his throat.) This method has worked for a week now, and R has even grabbed and eaten huge broccoli florets in between the ones I toss in. Woohoo! I'm sure he'll catch onto me soon, though.

Enjoy your Saturday night!

12 comments:

shaun said...

Oh, that is adorable!He must be so proud! That's really great, about your sitter, she will be a great friend for R as well. Remember how much we loved Joel and Holly? I'm glad you guys will have regular nights out to look forward to, it makes such a difference, even that one night a month.Love you guys!

Johanna said...

Heck, that was me, I just jumped on here and didn't realize I was signed in as him_scared the crap out of me for a second! Sorry!

sandwhichisthere said...

We had to resort to Marzetti's Dip.

Kansas Bob said...

"she wanted to take a babysitting course first"

..what a blessing to find a young one with maturity!

Teachermom said...

YAY, a date night - AWESOME!!!! It's really such a blessing to have a sitter so you can get out with just your husband, and so good for a marriange to have that time together. And, since this girl is young, you could maybe make her your sitter for YEARS to come! :)

That comment from R is so funy!

Stef said...

Eating vegetables - good!
Finding a babysitter - very good!
Making us all smile with R's funny comments - priceless!

Love and miss you lots!!!

Ericka said...

Yay! I'm glad you guys have found someone to sit for R. I can't imagine anyone not loving spending time with him, and I'm glad that he'll have a new older friend, which he must be excited about (he's so friendly!)& that you guys will get some time alone/together.

And I'm glad he's come to his senses about broccoli - it is the food of the gods (and shaped like trees! maybe an "R as Godzilla" angle might work too!).

Trish Ryan said...

That is fabulous that you guys found a babysitter. Yay for date night!!! And the picture of you tossing broccoli bits at your child will have me smiling all evening :)

LEstes65 said...

R Quote: HAHAHAHAHAHA!

Babysitter: YEAH! Wish I could babysit. If you hurry up and buy my next-door neighbor's house...

Veggie Tricks: you're a rockin' mom.

Suztash said...

You are amazing, no wonder you have such a wondrous child! Too bad I didn't try tossing veggies when you kids were little. I do remember the stories of flying hot dogs! We did seem to use alot of butter....that makes most things more palatable, but fattening and artery clogging. I'm glad you have a baby sitter, but so sad that I can't be that for you. I'm missing so much. He's so cute and funny and sweet! Love you both.

shaun said...

Hey! I just realized, I HAVE MY OWN BOOBS TOO!!!!

sandwhichisthere said...

My Father had boobs too. Two of them, my brother and I.