The other day Chrissie and her children came for a visit and lunch. Tal was waiting and waiting and I tried and tried to capture a photo of her, but she was just too active. :) She is a little doll and we love watching her, but she is sooooooo busy. I forgot how much work it is to babysit little ones.
Tal and M had a great time together. They played with the tea set and with the dollies.
I was Chrissie's very first babysitter the day she came home from the hospital. As it turned out one of their older children was getting married that day and since Chris was just a newborn, I took care of her. She was the cutest, tiniest little baby and what fun we had holding her and cuddling her.
Once when Chrissie was just little, about 4 or 5 years old, she picked a bunch of my beautiful flowers. Then she had to come to me and tell me she was sorry for picking flowers that weren't hers. Our Michael had to do the same thing with their flowers. Those two little ones just loved flowers. Michael and Chrissie were really good buds growing up.
As it turned out, Chrissie graduated from BYUI with a degree in horticulture? Not sure what her degree was in, but she studied all about plants and flowers and became a florist. She did the flowers for Anna's and Michael's weddings and did a beautiful job.
When Michael and Chrissie were about 2 years old I was at a Relief Society meeting. Some of us were preparing for the luncheon. We were hard at work in the kitchen when we heard giggling. Judy, Chrissie's Mom, and I turned around and saw our 2 little ones in a huge soup pot. Only their little heads were sticking out and they were having a ball.
The year that Michael and Chrissie were born, there were about 17 babies other babies born in our ward. 5 of us all lived near each other and when the children went to kndg, we carpooled. One time I was having a Stake Primary meeting at my house and totally forgot that it was my turn to pick up the kids. I got a phone call from the school secretary asking me if I had forgotten anything? I instantly remembered, told the people to carry on with the meeting and rushed over to the school. When I got to the office, there they were, all of them, sitting like 5 little birds all huddled together. I was so embarrassed and sorry. Luckily all of the Mommy's were understanding.
We have many fun memories together and it was so great to have her come and visit. I made a yummy lunch of croissant sandwiches, fresh fruit and several kinds of breads, lemon, banana, and cinnamon for dessert. The children enjoyed mac n' cheese. They especially liked the watermelon.