Monday, August 24, 2009

Baby Love

Once a week I have the pleasure of caring for my twin grandsons, my sweet peas, for the whole day. They are now 6 months old, robust and healthy. Someone recently asked me what I do with the twins all day long and as I rattled off our list of activities I felt a blog post forming in my head.


Since both boys are starting to teeth, lots of time is spent chewing. Below is one of their favorite chew toys. I love all of the colors. I also keep a supply of wet washcloths in my freezer which feels good on their swollen gums. Teething is not one of my favorite things.

Before the boys arrive I set up a big blue blanket on my family room carpet so they will be safe from dog hair, germs and other dangers. The big blue blanket allows for plenty of play space. Last week I had to go to the bathroom so I explained to both boys that they were to stay on the blue blanket while Grammie ran quickly to the bathroom and quickly emptied the bladder. Both boys agreed that they would stay on the big blue blanket plus I wasn't really too concerned because neither boy is crawling yet so... imagine my surprise when I came back to find this...


So much for the big blue blanket and no more bathroom time for grammie!

Reading is one of my favorite things so we read together each day. Eric Carle is one of our current favorites ~ especially the 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'. The sweet peas love the pictures of colorful food and are starting to enjoy independent reading time.




Eric Carle might have made some of the food pictures a bit too realistic...


Okay. So true confessions. Sometimes the TV is on in the background for white noise but when a certain show comes on please do not call the house and ask to speak to the sweet peas because they seem to have a little crush on Bonnie and their little eyeballs are glued to the set. They also love the Sally Field commercial promoting some osteoporosis medicine. Both boys flirt with her via television. Just like their grampie.


We smile lots during the day because we are happy that we are together.


Below is a picture of our favorite toy. The boys are fascinated with their toes. They lay on the big blue blanket and talk to their toes, suck on their toes and teeth on their toes. Last week I laid down next them and tried to stick my big toe into my mouth and quickly realized that it wasn't happening. The boys did find it amusing to watch though.







We take walks through the neighborhood. It is a rather bizarre feeling for me since I used to push my own children in a stroller through these same streets many moons ago and now I push my grandbabies past the same homes, stone walls and trees. Life goes on.



In the hot afternoon, we lay on our big blue blanket and watch the fan. The sweet peas love to watch the fan and they go crazy when grammie plays with the remote and changes the speed on it. Their eyes grow huge and their feet start kicking as I hit the superfast button. I start to giggle as I watch them. And once again I learn an important lesson from my grandbabies ~ simple joys are priceless.


So what do I do all day long with my sweet peas? I enjoy each moment, I love them to pieces, I hug them, I kiss them and tell them that I will love them forever and always. And then we wrestle some more!








16 comments:

Akelamalu said...

Oh what a great post Deb!

Why do children always learn how to do something when you're not watching? It was sod's law that they would crawl off the blanket while you were out of the room!


Your sweet peas are just adorable and you look like the perfect grammie in that last photo!

Thank's so much for sharing such a special time. :)

2Shaye ♪♫ said...

Awww...so stinkin' precious!

We love Eric Carle, too!

And I have to say that my daughter didn't crawl or walk for a very, very, VERY long time. But she could roll like nobodies business. She'd look across the room, figure out where she wanted to go, and just start rolling. Cracked us up!

So glad to see how much fun you're having!!

Cheffie-Mom said...

Oh, I enJOYed this post! I LOVE the photos, especially the last one!

Daryl said...

Oh that is the most wonderful post, Debzilla .. I love the pix w/you and the sweet peas ... I was hoping for a shot of you trying to suck your toe .. for a minute there I thought I read you let them suck your toe .. hey a girl can be confused ... have they been playing with Cousin Olive or she is too young to join them on the big blue blankie?

Jeni said...

Just thinking here -you could have titled this post "Double Your Pleasure, Double your Fun!" The twins are absolutely adorable and isn't being a grandma just the best thing ever since sliced bread? My grandkids -ages 12, alnost 6 and 3 still totally amaze me -just the fact that they are MY grandkids is quite incredible to me. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! One of Maya's first toys was a little stuffed caterpiller -"The Hungry Caterpillar" and she loved to play with it!

pink dogwood said...

they are so adorable :)

And yes, please, please, would love to see a shot of you trying to suck your toes :)

And the last picture says it all - lots of love and joy in that picture :)

Chapati said...

The hungry caterpiller was my fave book as a kid, so glad its still around!

Willow said...

I love this post, Deb! What a blessing to have TWO sweet peas to love and cherish. Toes, teeth, fans, books--all are perfect accesories to loving those boys!

Brian Miller said...

the pics are too cute...amazing what they can get into when you turn your back for an instant...eric carle does some amazing books... my boys loved them...

Jilliane said...

Oh how I wish I were one of your sweet peas...the day just sounds like so much fun! You are a most loving grandmother.

April said...

...and their momma is happy they are so well loved!

Maggie May said...

You are so lucky to have the twins regularly!
Great little chaps and a lovely post and photos!

Kim Mailhot said...

You love good, Grammie !

Beverly said...

You're a very lucky grammie, and they are very lucky, too. You've got a double dose of baby love.

Thank you for sharing them with us.

Marg said...

Way to go Debbie...That's so refreshing to see you with your grandbabies. It reminds me of my big green blanket that I had for my own children and the fan? That's exactly what my little ones were fascinated with.
Thanks so much for sharing such a delightful post and the picture of you is just gorgeous.
You look so relaxed and refreshed.

david mcmahon said...

I recognise that book!

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