Friday, September 4, 2009

As of late...

I have been very, very busy. I have taken on a job as babysitter for some super cute kids. I now have two sets of twins for 7.5 hrs per day. :) My 3 month old, cute 5 1/2 month old, my 2 yr old, cute 2 yr old girl, and her 3 yr old big sister. So what has changed at my house? Well...I am never lacking for something to do, for sure! My arms are always full of either one or two babies (they are very patient and happy to be in arms, even if they are just bouncing on my knees. I should develop lovely calves in the near future from all this bouncing...), we are watching less tv because the kids play together and find taking toys from each other much more fun than Noggin, I am snacking less because I have less time for such things, I smile a lot all day because when you smile at babies they smile back. At least the two babies I get to smile at. They are sooo cute! And when I lay them next to each other they usually end up holding hands for just a little bit. Oh, it's so darling!!!
We have done mud, play doh, puzzles, coloring, sprinklers, made cookies, popsicles, movies, naps (yay for naps!), digging in dirt, bikes, scooters, cars, jumping off couches (Dr. D's favorite thing), and the like. When my big girls get home from school it is so nice to have some helpers around, and they love holding babies, let me tell you. So I get to clean up a tiny bit (emphasis on the tiny) and start dinner while the little kids get a new audience to entertain for a little while. It's a win-win situation.
I know their mommy misses them terribly (and I don't blame her, they are great kids), but we are having a good time and I am enjoying the challenge. The extra income is also giving me some peace of mind, so it works on many levels.
So, with all this going on, why oh why am I suddenly wanting to paint the inside of my house (again)? I'm thinking of going for a super light blue this time... Ahhhhh. I love paint.
And, since my topics are all over the place, has anyone reading this seen the movie "Coraline"? Here's my review--that was the weirdest movie I think I've ever seen. It freaked my kids out, too. They are having a "campout" in the family room tonite because it was so freaky. Oh, and don't let your kids watch 17 Again. Whoa!
Some movies I've seen recently that I really liked-Inkheart, Bedtime Stories, Hannah Montana (I know, I know), and Confessions of a Shopaholic.
So how's that for a change of subject? :)

6 comments:

House Of P said...

You go girl! You are amazing! You should post a picture (with parent consent of course)!

Christine said...

Hey Sally - I was just wondering the other day if any other "moving" changes are happening in your near future?

Melinda said...

WOW! You go girl. You are a brave woman. What a blessing you must be to their mother. I know she is glad they are in good/experienced hands. Good Luck with it. Call em if you ever get in a bind.

Becca said...

Yeah, we rented Coraline and Inkheart last night. I never want to see another black button again...And, I can't listen to Teri Hatcher's voice anymore!

Nik said...

Wow. I'm exhausted just reading that! No way I could handle all those kids! You do it with a smile! I'm so impressed!

tdljld said...

Yes, you defiantly are a blessing! My kids love you and you are wonderful with them. I can't imagine better people to watch my kids since I can't right now!