Hubby and I babysat the grandbaby yesterday for the first time. His mommy was working and asked if we'd like to keep him. It was so fun to get to spend the time with him.
It was Sunday so we picked him up early and took him to Sunday School and church with us. He did so good. Of course, hubby is the pastor, so he couldn't help once church started. But we have such wonderful people at our church and one of the ladies volunteered to help. About halfway through Sunday School he tuckered out. It put him on a blanket in his grandpa's office and he was out like a light within 5 minutes. Then during the service, I'm the pianist, which means we both have to be up front. But again, that lady took care of him. She's got a new grandbaby on the way and I think she was wanting to get back into practice with a little one. I so loved having him at church with us.
|Sleeping in grandpa's office|
After church we went out for lunch. We met my hubby's parents, so little Colton got to spend time with his great grandparents too. He was so good. We held him before the food came and then I put him in his seat and he just sat there so content while we ate. After we finished eating and were just sitting and talking, finally his grandpa got a chance to hold him. It didn't take long before he fell asleep in his arms. I guess grandpa's got the touch. lol
|In the van on the way to lunch|
I found out he loves for you to sing to him. When he got upset (like being in his carseat when he didn't want to be) I started singing "Jesus Loves Me" to him and he would just almost immediately calm down. In the van, hubby was harmonizing along with me and it was so much fun. That thrilled this grandma's heart that he liked to hear me and his grandpa sing. The above picture is after he'd been so upset and crying in his car seat. See how happy he is after the singing.
|Great grandma with her first great grandchild. Aren't they just the cutest.|
|back in his car seat after Grandpa put him to sleep.|
I was a little scared to keep him because he's just so little. See my youngest was 2 years old when she came to be with us. So, I never have done a lot with babies. But all went well, so I hope we'll get more opportunities to be with him. I so love being grandma. One thing I did figure out is why God gives babies to young people. I was completely worn out when he left. Took an hour nap before evening service. lol