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!

It was no walk in the park…

The aftermath of a warm february day in ohio….

The park was covered in ice and iced footsteps on all the pathways. My older nanny girl thought it was fun! It was an adventurous walk but all 3 of us made it to the swings. After we played for a little bit we walked over the check out the waterfall.

The water was rushing, very high and super muddy from all the snow melting. In the summer time we see fishermen standing on these rocks and children swimming in this area. Not today! We enjoyed watching it from the observation deck above!

Things I’ve learned about ice fishing!

* a pink rod is a must….you might not catch more fish but you will look super cute

*a lot of women and children ice fish…..more than i see during the summer

* sharp blades and the correct size blades on an auger make drilling a hole much easier…..also let the boys do that because their shoulders burn the next day 😂

*you must be willing to pee in a bucket

*you are sitting for long periods of time, so bring some snacks!

Entering the ice covered lake
On the lake

Did someone say coyote?

My amazing husband took me on a hike in rural Ohio. As we were walking into the woods we passed a father and son. They were dressed in camouflage and the father had a rifle over his shoulder. John asked him if they had any luck and he replied “no we were hoping to have some coyote sightings!” What???? Where did my husband bring me? I was so anxious but there was something so calming about breathing the brisk air and hearing only the cracking of our footsteps and gunfire in the distance. We only saw a few birds, but the scenery was breathtaking. It was 30 degrees out and the sun was peaking in and out of the clouds. We walked through the woods, up by Spencer Lake, and through an open field. Best way to spend a Saturday!

Downy woodpecker
A visit from loved ones in heaven
Spencer Lake
The field
Black River

Grab the sunglasses Ohio!

What is this bright thing in the sky?

It was FINALLY a beautiful day in northern Ohio! John and i took the girls to the metroparks for a nice 2 mile walk. We could have walked forever but we had other things going on this afternoon. The sun doesn’t come out much these days so we had to make sure we took advantage of it!

I don’t love the creatures that live here but this is a beautiful nest!
It’s a great day when you can finally see your shadow!