I got to hang out with this little lady again today because Mama had to go check out a new school for her. I'm lucky because her Mom is still in the process of interviewing for jobs & finding a place to keep her, so she's needed someone to babysit.
And I can't complain one bit!
I love it. I truly enjoy spending time with her and it scratches that girl-itch since I'm surrounded by boys. Heck, it scratches that BABY itch! Now don't get me wrong, we're done with babies. But I still have those motherly cravings when I see a baby. I have to fight that urge to grab any cute-non-crying-baby I see in public, and just RUN. (Don't tell me you don't feel it, too.)
There's really a lot of truth in those "motherly instincts" people talk about. It's just something you feel in your bones! In your very being.
I'm just glad I can help out, and I made it (hopefully) clear how much I love keeping her. Maybe I can keep up my babysitting duties even when Mom goes back to work.
She's definitely still very attached to her Mama, so there were some tears. But I can tell she's getting more used to me and the tears didn't last long. (See that single tear? So pitiful.)
But no worries, after about ten minutes she looked like this:
And then she got really excited when we saw these ghosts hanging in a neighbor's yard...
I kept saying "say boo!" to the ghosts and I think she did!
And then she started growling really loud at them. It was hilarious.
Oh, that amazing stroller? Well, Miss Lenore really loves going for walks. She prefers to be on the move or otherwise she starts thinking about Mama too much. ; ) So, when I saw this incredible vintage stroller (60s? 70s?) on Etsy at such a great price (even with shipping!), I had to pounce on it. I never see these in thrift stores, and this one was in mint-never-been-used condition. It was such a find, I had to have it.
Was it a silly purchase? Absolutely. Did I have buyer's remorse afterwards? Probably. But I justify it by saying I'll have it for my granddaughters (you know I'll end up with 8 grandsons). I'm going to try and take care of it to keep it in the condition it's in so that I can use it many years down the road (or I'll sell it maybe.) She's the perfect size for it and it feels very safe for a short walk.
The first time I took her for a walk, she became attached to my Miffy key chain, so I let her hold it every time we go for a walk now. She loves it! She has good taste.
The smock top was a purchase from Etsy as well. Luckily you can find vintage baby clothes very affordably and they are very easy to find at thrift stores for a couple bucks a piece. I've already procured some pieces for her for future photos. ; ) And speaking of vintage kids clothes, have you checked out my friend Heather's shop lately? She has lots of cute pieces! When Lenore is done with her vintage wardrobe, I'll be selling them in my Online Yard Sale, so be looking out for those.
The leaves are SLOWLY starting to change colors around here in Atlanta. It's still very green. But at least we have these orange friends to make it feel festive. Luckily the trees have completely changed right around Halloween. It's always perfect timing.
And speaking of pumpkins, we went pumpkin picking this past weekend with Lenore and her adorable brother Martin (who's exactly Campbell's age).