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...