Monday, November 3, 2008

Izabel goes to a Babysitter

Today I had to take Izabel to a babysitter outside of our house for the first time! My mom had to have the day off because of my brother and I couldn't find anyone that could come to our house. My friend Ashleigh stays home with her son Braydon so she agreed to keep Izabel. I took Izabel over there Thursday afternoon so she could at least become a little familiar with the place. She had a great time playing with Braydon. This morning I woke her up bright and early and took her over there. She was pretty happy considering it was a lot earlier than she normally wakes up. We got to Ashleigh's and I took her in and then went back to the car to get her bag and car seat. She started crying as soon as I walked out of the door! Then when I gave her a kiss goodbye Ashleigh was holding her and she kept trying to reach for me. We had talked about her staying there and me coming back but I know she didn't understand. Ashleigh did a great job distracting her and I knew she would be well taken care of but it was still really hard. It makes me even more thankful that I have my mom and I haven't had to do that until now!


Sunday we went to Richmond to visit with my Aunt and Cousins. We went up there with my Mom and Dad, my other Aunts and my Grandma. It was pretty emotional for all of us because it was the first time we had been up there since my Uncle's funeral. It was especially hard for my Aunt and Cousin because my Dad looks just like my Uncle. While it was hard it was also a lot of fun. Izabel has a 3 and a 1 year old cousin that she got to play with which was a lot of fun for her. They were running around the house and distracting all of us from the sadness in the air. We had a great lunch and spent time catching up and watching the kids play. We had a really nice day and each time we go it will get easier.

Dad and Nephew Nathan
Cousin Amy with Izabel

Cousin Nathan and Izabel playing (I don't know where Cousin Sydney was!)