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 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 😂

A mermaid needs pretty nails!

Karalyn requested getting her nails done before her vacation to Arizona. I was fortunate enough that my nail tech was able to squeeze her in. She was delighted that he was able to give her the design she found online!

We enjoyed the rest of the day in our development pool. I think karalyn could swim 24/7! We never mind though because we enjoy being outside heat!

After dinner Karalyn requested to go back to the pool. We had already showered but we relaxed on the couch under the pergola and watched our mermaid swim!

Bonus day with my bonus daughter!

Our youngest decided she wanted to spend Labor Day with us. It’s her mom’s holiday this year but she had no problem with K staying with us. Well it was a beautiful day out, not hot, but our little fish insisted we spend the day at the pool. We drank coffee and hot chocolate to keep warm 🤣. Extra time together is always nice and always an adventure with our little one!

Hot drinks to stay warm 🤣

Put your pumpkin spice away….

It’s still summer and I’m going to enjoy every minute of it. Ok ok I’m excited to decorate for fall too, but I’m not ready for summer to be over.

I am so grateful our pool is open until September 13! A lot of the city pools around here have already closed but in our development that keep it open a little longer.

My youngest swam for 5 hours straight. I made us all lunch and we had a picnic poolside. We also played ping pong, which we should probably never do again. Note to self my youngest is not good at tennis or ping pong 😝!

The temps outside were only in the 70’s but the afternoon sun did make it feel a little warmer. I took a nice cat nap on the lounge chair while i was watching K and John play in the pool 😉. It truly was a beautiful day outside!