Saturday, July 30, 2011

Auntie G

My family is huge on nicknames.  Jana is J-Dawg, I am G-Dawg, MaKenzie is The Kid, and more recently (insert word) Barbie.  For example, soon she will be College Barbie.  So it is no surprise to me that when Cade came along, I became "Auntie G". 

Auntie G just returned home from putting her polished nanny skills to the test once again after spending the week at Jana and Matt's to watch Cade.  Spending the days with little Cader-Tot (nicknames, see?) and getting to hang out with Jana & Matt in the evenings was such a perfect ending to the summer travels. 

Jana and I always talk about how fun it would be to live in the same town and teach at the same school.  Heck, maybe even be next door neighbors!  While staying with them this week, they did offer to rent me their extra bedroom in the basement, so I must have done an ok job at the whole nanny thing :)

Here are some pictures from my fun week with Cade!  We'd start the mornings with toast.  There was a day in there where I opted against toast after he thought it was so funny to throw every piece on the floor. 

Then we'd move to the living room to watch Sesame Street in our jammies.  Nothing captivates his attention quite like the gang from the street.

We filled our days playing in his new tent, riding around in the car, jumping on the furniture, shootin' hoops, and dancing to the Elmo Slide.  What?! You haven't heard of the slide?  I'm sure it's received millions of hits on youtube. Check it out!

Of course, I had to try the tent.

Playing with Auntie G's headband his sweatband.

What a fun week!  Now I'm trying to get into "school mode" by reading teacher  books and getting my classroom ready.  Goodbye summer. I'll miss you.

1 comment:

  1. Oh Auntie G! What a great post and what a great addition you were last week. Please pencil us in for TWO weeks next summer! July is hoo hoo. Back to school...just remember, don't be a bonehead! :) We love you!