Competition!

Hooray we were finally able to compete after a long year!!!! My twirlers have been back in the gym twirler since last June, but this was the first time they were able to perform in person for others. Wow were they amazing. I am so happy they finally got to show off all their hard work!!!! We didn’t have all our normal family and friends there. First competition my parents weren’t at 😔. They kept all the teams in separate rooms while we waited our turn. We had our own lunch table. Everyone had to wear masks but the twirlers could take them off while performing. They rotated families in and out of the gym while their children performed. It moved pretty quick and i felt really safe.

John took this photo of me coaching! My bark is worse then my bite 😂
My husband and step daughter! She rocked it!
Me and my niece. She is a star!!!!
It was a long day but he is so supportive ❤️
Hardknock Life
Burn it Down
War
King of Anything
Beauties
Spying on the competition

Spring Break!

So nothing makes me happier then beautiful weather and no school!!!! My nanny kids got some fun days with their parents and grandparents so i didn’t get the full week with them, but we had a blast on our days together.

Monday i spring cleaned our house and it made me so happy. I cleaned and organized the bedrooms and closets.

Tuesday i cleaned some more, did some choreography for baton, took my niece for ice cream, and had a productive competition practice with my twirlers!

Emma
Returned home from baton to my husband cooking on the grill!!!

Wednesday the nanny kids and i went to a playground in Medina. They had so much fun and they have been patiently waiting to go back since last summer. It was 80* and sunny and we were loving it!

Taking a breather on the bench and watching the older two!
My baby girl and i made cards for my great aunt Eda. She absolutely loved them!
Wednesday night we tried some new gluten free products. I found these at Heinens and i was beyond thrilled to find ravioli and fresh pasta. We loved these and will definitely buy again!!!

Thursday was a surprise day off so grandma and grandpa could play with the kids. I did some laundry and a good amount of baton paperwork. I also picked up our new tank tops and organized them by class. Most of the afternoon i relaxed and enjoyed the weather. Thursday night i worked the hell out of my twirlers and i think they are ready for competition weekend!

Friday the nanny kids and i went to another awesome playground. After they played for over an hour, we walked the mile long story book trail and my nanny girl (6) read us the entire story. I’m so proud of her. We ate our picnic lunch by the fishing lake and played a little longer at the playground! Oh and the highlight of the day is we saw a Bald Eagle flying over us. My nanny boy (4) said “I’ve never seen a Bald Eagle in real life!”

Friday afternoon we played in the backyard. My oldest nanny girl created four vaccines for kids as young as one month old. She is going to change the world one day!!!!

Friday’s dinner. John is amazing!

Fake summer

Wow has Mother Nature been kind to northern Ohio this week. Mid 60’s everyday is a welcomed break from winter. My nanny kids and i have been outside all day for 3 days straight and it has been WONDERFUL!!!! Walks, playgrounds and backyard playing has occupied all our free time. The have slept great and so has their nanny!

We found the first flower of 2021!

On Tuesday night i took my trio group outside to twirl and work on their routine. It was so nice and the sunset in the background was breathtaking!

Perfect ending to a long day

Working two jobs in one day is exhausting but i am lucky because i love what i do. I nannied all day and then coached baton twirling all evening. I came home to my husband cooking pork chops and asparagus. So fresh, healthy and delicious. After dinner we put our feet up and relaxed. This beautiful moon was the perfect sight to see just before heading to bed. Always be grateful for what you have and live in the moment!

Fool’s Spring

Today in northern Ohio we reached almost 60 degrees! My oldest wanted to do some art designs on her night stand, so we took it out to the garage to let her paint. My youngest wanted to dance and twirl to music. The weather was amazing and we fully enjoyed almost the entire day outside. It is also a blessing that it was so nice out because we lost power for almost 3 hours. It seems there was some sort of equipment failure and even the hospital at the corner lost their power. We just continued to play outside and were thankful it came back on just in time to make dinner. The sun is just starting to set now and we are warm inside being teased by the smell of turkey in the Instant Pot!

Working on double extended elbow rolls!
She is a true artist!
We were getting silly after hours outside!

Flat Stanley

Has anyone ever read these stories? As a teacher for 16 years I have had always read these stories and had the children take Stanley with them everywhere for a week. I also have had him visit many of my baton classes and I love it. I have been a nanny for several years now and I almost forgot about this guy but fear not he is back. One of my twirlers brought him tonight so we took a group photo for her to share with her class. I’m pretty sure most Flat Stanley’s don’t get to come to baton classes!!!!

Working from home is kind of nice!

Once a week i get a day to work at home. It’s my “day off” from my nanny family but i NEVER stop moving. Today i did laundry, got my nails done, cleaned the bathrooms, made homemade gluten free bread, grocery shopped, made a key chain for a student, and did the March private lesson and class schedule for the Pink Ladies Baton Corp. Phew it was a lot. I would have loved to binge watch some Netflix but that’s just not who i am. Now I’m off to make dinner for John because its already that time of day. Seriously where did the last 12 hours go!?!

I felt like i was in a scene from the Lion King!

As i was coaching tonight i couldn’t stop looking out the window. The sunset was breathtaking. I had to pause practice and snap a picture. This is what happens when the coach is also a photographer!

Sometimes you just need to stop what you are doing and take in what Mother Nature has to offer. With all the snow and gray days we have had lately, this was one of those moments. My twirlers loved it also and it was a nice moment!