It’s Hard to Tell

The family I was going to start nannying for with the three month old decided they didn’t want me after all since I have no experience with infants. This is obviously a little frustrating since I just turned down yet another job offer from a school because I had already committed to nanny for this family. So basically I had my ‘Spring Break’ early I suppose. I was on call two days this week, but never actually had to work. Robert started his Spring Break this week, but I’ll be filling in wherever Christy needs me to nanny this week. At the moment, it looks like I’ll be watching three kids (ages 7, 5 and 3) for a couple hours each day next week.

After talking with Robert, we decided I should call the school and see if the job had been filled. I was only able to talk to the secretary of the school and she didn’t seem to know too much about it, so I have another interview on Monday at the Academy. I’m not exactly sure what I’m interviewing for which makes me a little nervous. When the assistant director called the first time to offer me the job, she only shared the hours I’d be working and mentioned that the position was in the Elementary School (Academy is also a preschool). The secretary said the interview on Monday would be to discuss the job description. I just hope the job doesn’t run through the summer, because it will be pointless for me to even go to the interview if that’s the case.

Prayers will definitely be appreciated!

On a happier note, we decided to get Robert a new bike! It’s really sweet and he’s really been enjoying riding it to school instead of having to ride the bus. wp-1456710488460.jpg

I was also able to complete my DIY wreath! I’m really proud of how it turned out. I think it looks pretty neutral so I can keep it up year round. I’ll probably make another one at Christmastime. wp-1456710492888.jpg

I’ve worked on a few other projects this week too. I saved a cereal box and cut it into the shape of a magazine holder. I found some purple and blue chevron duct tape to cover the box. Unfortunately, I ran out of tape, but I only left one inside section of the box uncovered. My other little project was taking a few envelopes, licking each one and sticking them together to make a wall decoration to hold coupons and receipts for various items. It sounds cheap and tacky, but it actually turned out really cute! I printed really nice labels for each envelope and glued them on to make it more decorative. I also started working on a puzzle! It has puppies on it playing in paint and making a huge mess. Well, now that I’ve officially bored most of you with this post, I’ll end it here. Miss all of you and thanks for keeping up with my blog!



Consistency ‘Til Summer

Robert and I recently returned from our all too short trip to Charlotte, North Carolina. It was a great break from typical every day life (or least the way every day life has been going for the last month). We both had an exciting time! Robert and his buddies went to…five disc golf courses I believe over the span of two days. We drove down Thursday afternoon/evening and came back Saturday evening. It was great getting to spend time with my friend, Joy. We visited some coffee shops and definitely spent some time at the Charlotte Premium Outlets.

It was awesome to still be able to see some snow this winter! It snowed for about 23 minutes and 42 seconds around lunchtime on Friday. It was enough to make my car look like it had gone through a snowstorm, but nothing substantial enough to stick to the ground or cause any traffic delays. On Saturday, Joy and I decided to experience The Fairy Houses Festival that was going on in Huntersville, NC at the Latta Plantation. All I can say is, wow! It was quite the experience! It sounds a little cheesy, and of course we got a few comments from the guys, but there was so much to do! If you have a child (boy or girl) I would definitely recommend going! They have it every year on a Saturday in February.

Everything at the festival was free except for the food venders and fairy wing retailers. However, they were handing out free bags of popcorn! They had little white tents set up all over the plantation and signs labeling the activities. Down by the lake, they had a Fairy Boat Craft Area where you could create your own boat using sticks and twigs. They provided branch cutters and twine to make the experience a little easier. They also had an area where kids could build their own fairy house! This was probably the coolest part. It was really something to see so many dads out there helping their kids build these little houses out of anything they could find in the woods. Some other things to do included face painting, roasting Smore’s by the fire pit (or just warming up!), storytelling, gnome geocaching, pony rides, crafts, and not to mention a surprise appearance from the one and only Tinker Bell!

While we were away, I got an email from the owner of Twinkle Toes Nanny Agency (Kristy) letting me know that the regular nanny I had been subbing for had returned and planned to start back on Monday. I was a little sad since I didn’t really get to say goodbye, but excited to have some time off this week. (Maybe I’ll get to work on my DIY wreath!) I’ll be covering for another nanny just for a few days this week. Kristy also mentioned that she had a family who needed a nanny starting February 22 and running through June 1. After discussing it with Robert, we decided it would be a wise choice for me to take it. I will be taking care of a three month old boy and occasionally his four year old brother. This will give me a consistent job until we return to WV for the summer.