Sunday, June 11, 2006

New Toy, New Sitter



<- Liam on the way to SLC. (Picture taken with old camera.)












Last night we travled to Salt Lake City to pick up a camera I found online. A student at the U of U was selling it (brand new, never used) for a fraction of the price. A Canon SD550... it's so cool! I am excited to learn all the neato features it has on it! So you are in store for lots of test photos.
This the first photo taken with the camera... Ian got me as I was turning around. Notice the fine detail of the yellow stripes on my bedroom wall and the freeze frame of my hair flipping around. Just kidding... this shot has no special enhancing cool stuff goin' on, but I had to share a test photo Ian took with such care. ;)

I had a pretty productive weekend. We have a new sitter coming to the house to take care of Liam on Monday, so I have been letting the house kick my butt with lots of deep cleaning. I figure every nook and cranny has got to be clean because I won't be here to see where Liam's tiny fingers will find themselves. It will be nice to have someone coming to the house for the summer. A great change. I won't have to pack Liam's bag every day and load him in and out of the car either.

I think the only bad thing about the situation is Liam's interaction with the younger kids not happening daily. Shari (our main babysitter) is going back to school this summer (so that will occupy her big time) and says it will be good to have the time off to potty train her youngest who will be going to pre school this fall. So her oldest daughter, Shannon, will be tending Liam for the next 3 months and Shari will supplement where needed.

I feel like I need to write a manual for her to refer to while she is here at the house each day. But I don't want to insult her. She is a very experienced babysitter and is very well aquainted with Liam. I just know I will forget to tell her a bunch of stuff the first couple days... like "eat what you want" and "the trash can is here" and "be sure to put sunscreen on him if you take him outside." Paranoid much?
...just let it go, Gina...

11 comments:

Nicole said...

You just sound like a normal mom. I am sure little Liam will be fine. Even great. And Shannon will tend to his every need. It WILL be so much easier though. Not having to pack anything. Shannon will find her way around. Think about when you babysat growing up. You found your way around and did fine. Am I right? I know this will be a learning experience for all of you. Plus, Liam might not be getting lots of kid interaction, but he WILL be getting lots of ONE ON ONE!! Which is awesome. I hope everything goes good. Fill us in on how it all goes!

Nicole said...

By the way! Liam is BEAUTIFUL!!! Your camera loves him!!:)

It's okay, Sweetie said...

Liam is a TOTAL doll. This blog will be a great baby book for him someday. Time will fly so fast. I wish I had this blog when Shayna was that age. There's so many milestones ahead for you! Enjoy the new camera.

And yes, I admired the yellow stripes on the wall ;)

Cheers!

Kim's Life said...

Love your hair. I wish my hair was long again. I know its never easy leaving your children because you worry what they will get up to when your not there. Im sure Shannon will watch him like he is her own. Great to have a new camera isnt it. Mine isnt that old and I still havent worked all the features out.lol.lol. Have a great week.

soleclaw said...

Kudos to you for inviting someone into your home to take care of your child! I would have reacted the same way as you, cleaning non-stop and wanting to write a "manual". It's hard enough for me to leave E at the gym's day care for one hour!

And please do enjoy the new camera! I have an old Canon SE1 35mm that I bought in high school for photography classes and I love it. Canon is definately the best!

It's okay, Sweetie said...

Hi again Gina! I can't believe how fast you get into my blog. Sometimes I take it offline to edit and when it pops back up, there you are! Thanks for reading!

And yes, I did see your Thurs blog. I wrote in. Was there something you needed to direct my attention to? Did I miss something? Seems you gotta lotta comments there!!!

Have a great day!

Lei said...

Yay for new cameras! Have fun playing photographer!!!

Nikkie said...

I hope you enjoy your new camera! They really are fun! I'm sure it will be okay with the new babysitter. It really is hard to let go like that!

Katie said...

Gina, I think that Shannon is great, and because she's so great she will appreciate all the help you can give her. It's the little things like "Where in the heck is the trash can?" that drive a babysitter crazy (especially since yours isn't under the sink!) I'd leave the manual...heck, I wish someone would write one for ME!

Rachelle said...

Congrats on a new camera! Can't wait to see lots of pics! And I wrote a manual for my dh when I went back to work. Don't feel bad if you write one for a new babysitter!

Stephanie said...

WAHOO for new cameras! I am BEGGING my DH to upgrade me for my birthday...LUCKY!

I remember babysitting when I was twelve, the mom never told me where the clean underwear for her potty-training little boy were and where the extra toilet paper was. Add the t.p. to your list...it's a lifesaver.