This past Saturday night was an exciting one at the Longmire household! Dave bought tickets back in October for he and Kimmie to go see Kooza at Atlantic Station for their first date night after becoming parents. Before he even bought the tickets, they contracted with Ben and I to babyisit little Ellie. You better believe that date was inked onto our calendar in permanent marker ... we were really excitied for an evening with Ellie Belly!
Kimmie and Dave dropped her off about 5:00 and didn't pick her back up until 12! She was asleep when they first dropped her off and we made sure to keep her in her carseat until she woke up so as not to throw her off schedule. (She wasn't supposed to eat until 6 but when she wakes up she thinks she needs to eat immediatley) Once she woke up, we gave her a bottle and she sucked it right down! She was happy for a FEW short minutes after she ate and allowed Ben and I to inhale our pizza. Then she started crying.
Ellie tends to get fussy in the evenings and she really is tough to console -- she wasn't hungry, dirty, or cold so she was basically pitching a fit for no reason. Kimmie discovered that the hair dryer calms her down for some reason, so I tried that for a little while. I was worried about my hair dryer blowing up, so I found her a new friend.
I kid you not, once you turn on the dirt devil she stopped crying almost instantly! It is crazy ... you would think that loud, harsh noise would scare her but for whatever reason it seemed to soothe her. We would get her calmed down and halfway asleep and then she'd start right back with the crying. At one point, I think we let the dirt devil run for like 30 minutes in order to get her to sleep!
It was a fun night with her, but we were both exhausted when she left!
OH! And there is one more thing that I wanted to share with yall last week, but never did. I went up to visit Ellie last weekend and spent some time at their house. Now just look at this sweet little face ....
Does that look like the face of a baby who would poop all over her Aunt Katie?
Well it is ... shit happens, I guess!