Weekends with Gage – a family friend goes off to college

When you live somewhere away from your extended family it is necessary and difficult to find babysitting help.  We were lucky that two sisters lived a few doors down from us when Gage was born.  The older sister left for college last year, and the younger one has been with us for over two years, these past seven months being times of change and stress around here.  She always showed up with a smile and allowed Jason and I to have a dinner date every week and worked with Gage to teach him all the things little boys need to know.  We will all miss her, she’s been a fixture around here and I’m not sure which one of us will miss her most.  She’s off to join her sister in Dayton and I’m sure she’ll have the time of her life.  As for me, I may have shed a tear or two.

with Gage in December 2011

with Gage in February 2012

brookeand her last day on Friday.