First week of summer break was hot!

What an awesome first week of summer. The nanny kids and i did swimming lessons, the splash pad and played at several playgrounds. We had our first official summer picnic and we just enjoyed the beautiful weather!

My bonus daughters came over tonight for their weekend with us and we wasted no time! My youngest and i headed straight to the pool!

This summer sure is looking better then last summer. I love warm weather and sunshine.

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!

A taste of summer

This morning it was 75 degrees outside and we were loving it!!! We took a beautiful walk by the Rocky River. Near the water my nanny girl enjoyed finding shells, a golf ball, a bone, a black walnut and seaweed! Her little sister enjoyed watching the dog play in the water. The warm sun on our skin, the sound of the water falling over the rocks, and the sight of children in every direction, sure make for a pretty amazing day in Northeast Ohio!

My nanny girl thought this was so interesting and wanted to know how names got on the tree!
We decided this was the coolest rock we have ever found!

Monday adventures!

I am so blessed to live not only near Lake Erie but also near the Metroparks. My nanny kids love going for adventures and we always try to hit up new places everyday. Today we went to Wallace Lake. We walked all the trails and met the sweetest little elderly man. He walks 3 miles everyday and then sits on the bench near the water. He told us he has been sitting there for years and has never seen a fisherman catch a fish out of the Lake. “It’s filled with the world’s smartest fish!”

“Look miss jilly its a rainbow!”
This tree was so beautiful and unique. I love how all the branch’s hang downward!
Just taking in the beautiful view!
Have you ever seen a slide with legs?

Kids say the darndest things pt. 2

Conversations with my nanny girl (6)

Me: hey our old school is hiring teachers NG: are you going to go back there? Me: no way I’m staying with you guys NG: well at least until we are all teenagers and then we can take care of ourselves!

NG: are you going to teach baton forever? Me: yes NG: even when you are old? Me: i sure hope so. At least until i can’t walk NG: well when you are old and can’t walk you can do videos on YouTube teaching people how to say the alphabet in sign language. You are really good at that Me: ha thanks girl. I have many talents 😉

Nanny boy(4): i don’t want to play on the spinny thing. It makes me feel dizzy. It also makes me feel like i have gas in my head.

My nanny girl(6) has informed me today that once you turn 48 you can no longer pop out babies. Also once you turn 37 you only have a 14% chance of popping a baby out!

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!

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!

International Women’s Day

My nanny girl inspires me to be a better human

Ever since Groundhog Day my nanny girl has been appalled that she had to go to school on a holiday 😂. When i broke the news to her that she also had to go to school on St. Patrick’s day she was beside herself. She wanted to know why? I explained she only gets off school on national holidays. I explained to her i don’t make the rules. She quickly asked then who does, in which i replied the president. Her response….”we need to write him a letter.” The second we got home she got to work. She drafted this entire letter by herself, placed it in the envelope, and asked to me to address it.

Dear Mr President please give this 6 year old some answers. I have no doubt this amazing little girl will do big things when she gets older and there may be some additional holidays in all our futures 😂🙏🏼

Nanny Fun!

This was the first craft that all 3 kids could participate in. We made a few adaptations for each kid based on their skills but overall they did the same activity. It was fun, but simple, and we love decorating the house!

We also stopped by the park to see if we could find any “signs” of spring. You see yesterday it was warm and in the mid 50’s and today is was snowing and in the low 30’s. We are soooo ready for spring. Here are some things we found that made us confident spring is just around the corner 😉