Tuesday, May 31, 2016
My oldest son and daughter-in-law hired a teen-age Nanny to take care of their 9 and 4 year-old girls for the summer. She is still in school and can't begin her childcare until next Wednesday, June 8th. So..............Grandpa and Grandma were called on to help out. We love our Grand-daughters dearly, but they are VERY active and we have them from 7:30 AM until 5:30PM or later every day this week and overnight on Friday night until about noon on Saturday. By then, I will probably be mumbling incoherently or passed out from exhaustion. Hopefully, we will both be up to it and have made some plans to help with entertainment.
Today was Day 1. Today is also Elizabeth's 9th Birthday. She opened her presents shortly after arriving this morning and then before lunch, we made cupcakes and decorated them in pink, purple and blue frosting with sprinkles. We each tried one and I sent the rest home with her. It was a beautiful morning, so we went for a walk in the woods and played with our Cairn Terrier for a while. Then Elizabeth helped me plant some perennials that I had purchased at one of the All-Town Rummage Sales. Four-year-old Nola joined us but went down for a nap about 10 and slept until noon. After lunch we took the girls to a nearby town and ran some errands plus did some grocery shopping. When we arrived at home, the girls played in the tree house that my husband built for them a couple of years ago and then when it began to rain, they came in the house and Elizabeth read one of the books I purchased for her for her birthday, and Nola and I played a game. Their Daddy came to pick them up at 4 today because Elizabeth had swim lessons at4:30 and Nola had her first Karate Lesson at 6. I would love to be a fly on the wall at that first Karate Lesson. I can picture the instructor spending the first night just getting them to stand in line and wait their turn. And.............I would guess that Nola will add to the humor of the lesson as she always does. I can't wait to hear about it tomorrow.
So..................we made it through Day 1. I managed to lose 2.25# last week and did well with my food intake today plus got a lot of steps in trying to keep up with two busy girls. We shall see what tomorrow brings.................