Nanny Camp

Week 3

We’re back and we all have a little bit of a vacation hangover. The nanny family was down south all last week and i was at home having a staycation by myself! The kids jumped right back into the routine. Monday morning we were back at the pool first thing in the morning to prepare for another swim meet. The oldest was the first one in the pool helping her coach set up lane lines. She loves being a helper!

After swimming we headed to the playground and had a picnic lunch. It was only in the mid 70’s and it was cold in the shade but we enjoyed the sunshine ☀️ and blue skies! We were at a playground near a library so before we ate the oldest read us the story on the storybook trail!

The quote of the week by my 2 year old nanny girl “that smells red!” She was referring to my hand sanitizer!

Tuesday we went to a playground in Avon that we haven’t been to in a long time. The oldest requested we go back there. Another beautiful day. Sun was shining and the temp was 71°. We played hard on the climbers before we had a picnic lunch. Afterwards we went for a hike. My nanny boy was excited to bring his camera to capture photos of birds. It was challenge for him because, well, birds fly when you approach them. He finally found a Robin that would cooperate!

My photography intern!

Wednesday was a very special day for everyone. After our normal morning swim practice we came back to the house. Nana came to pick up the 2 big kids and they went and saw the new Buzz Lightyear movie. The littlest one and i went to meet Mr John for lunch. They are besties and talk everyday on the phone so they enjoyed real time together!

My nanny boy drew a race car and the garage is came out. Above is the sunset. I love that he enjoys drawing!
Keeping our brain fresh over the summer!

We finished the week strong. After the oldest finished swim practice we headed to the park. The temp was in the 90’s but that doesn’t stoop us. We went the playground with the swing zip line. They requested this playground. We played hard and we were hot. To cool down we did the historical walk in the woods. The oldest LOVES history and she was so excited. My nanny boy was hot and hungry but he was a trooper. We left the woods and headed to the pavilion for a picnic lunch!

After everyone rested we quickly headed to the library. My oldest nanny girl completed her reading board. Yes she read 16 hours in less than a month. She was so excited and could wait to turn in her game board for a prize. Now can she finish 2 game boards this summer??? she picked out a chapter book from the prize shelf. I’m so proud of this girl!

Nanny Camp

Week 2

We had a busy, but fun, week! My oldest nanny girl had swim team every morning and my nanny boy had safety town every morning. Two kids in two different places at the same time. No problem!!!

The girls and i check out the new playground in Olmsted Township. It was 85° outside and this playground lacks shade. The climber was hot to the touch but the youngest braved it and went on the slide several times. The oldest enjoyed the rock wall but there is not as much for the older kids. To cool off we went and explored the new trails just behind the playground. It’s a really nice new area but might be more enjoyable in the fall!

Girl day!
“I colored this for you because we laugh a lot” 💕

Tuesday was a very exciting for the oldest. She had swim team practice and i can’t believe how much she has grown in just 5 days. She was asked to help carry the lane line down the pool and hook it in. Usually the “older” kids help with this job so it was a big deal! She always was able to swim, freestyle, the entire length of the pool without touching the bottom or the wall. Another huge milestone. Lastly she was moved to lane 2 to swim with some older girls. She had been in lane 1 with all the new little kids. She was so darn proud of herself and so was i!

We made our weekly stop at the library to pick out some new books. My oldest has already read 8 hours this week which is halfway to tne finish of the summer reading challenge. Is there anything this girl can’t do???

This week has been so crazy but fun! The second half of the week we survived heat indexes over 100°, swim practice and the first meet, swim team picture day, safety town graduation, the AC breaking, splash pad, the park, picnics and a parade 😂! We jammed so much in just 2 days.

Oh and we also made lots of cards and notes for nanny dad for Father’s Day! We are all exhausted but it was a really fun week. The kids have been amazing and my oldest nanny girl is the best helper!!!

This photo best describes how the week ended 😂

Nanny Camp week 1

It was a short week but it was busy! My oldest nanny girl was officially done with school on Tuesday!

Wednesday we wasted no time kicking off summer! The oldest has swim team practice every morning. It’s her first year and she is doing awesome!

After practice we headed to the library to sign up for the summer reading program. The two oldest picked out books to get them started. They also helped me pick out a book so i could do the program too! From there we walked to the playground to burn off some energy before lunch. We had a picnic at Coe Lake and then walked the trails. We practiced skipping rocks and enjoyed watching the geese swim!

After lunch the littlest nanny kid takes her nap and the two bigs have rest time. This is also the time they have their learning boxes which are filled with reading materials and activity books to keep their minds sharp over the summer!

Day 2 we started at swim team practice. After we headed to the Middleburg Hts playground. I love this playground because there are so many different climbers and activities which is perfect for 3 kids of different ages. It was a little cool in the shade so we sat on the ground in the sun for our picnic lunch!

We have also been busy working on summer art to decorate the house. My oldest made a popsicle garland and my middle guy made a watermelon. They love to find crafts on Pinterest!

I have encouraged my oldest (7) to do a daily journal entry of what we did that day so at the end of summer she has a memory book. She loved this idea and is doing an amazing job! I think one day she will be a blogger 😂

Nanny Appreciation Week

My amazing nanny family honored me this week. Each day i received a thank you card and a small gift. My nanny mom did not disappoint with all her amazing puns! How did i get so blessed? I am so grateful God led me to this family. Their children are amazing and i love them so much. They are family!

Outdoor nanny adventures!

Finally a dry week, slightly warmer temps and plenty of sunshine! It’s not quite as warm as i would like BUT ITS DRY!

This week started with a delightful welcome from Mr Bunny as i pulled into my nanny house. He was letting me know it was going to be a great week!

We found another rainbow and some fishermen on our Monday morning hike!

Tuesday we found a family of deers at the playground. Deers are beautiful but they terrify me. I played in cool but i think they knew i was scared!

I just want to say that i think Lake Erie and the Metroparks are the two most amazing reasons to live in northeast Ohio. I mean look how amazing this view is. We love to explore and play at all the areas the metroparks has to offer. On this day we walked and played on the Lake to Lake trail!

On Friday we went to school with my nanny boys preschool class. The two littles and i had so much fun and it was beyond exciting to do a “normal” activity! I already can’t wait to go back with all 3 kids!

We have 3 new tiger Cubs and they are so playful and cute!