red cups[revealed]


















they just make everything better.

brothers[revealed]


these brothers snuggle in the mornings




















even though it ends with punching each other in the face,
its sweet for a moment.

computer time[revealed]

--
step into my world
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--
but take note of these two
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--
we love privacy
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--being a nanny is priceless--

disobedience[revealed]

dear nanny-child, 
saying you're sorry 
after you did something
that  you knew  was wrong,
sometimes just doesn't cut it.
instead of getting punished, you 
get praised for saying "i am sorry". 
this is not how the  real  world works, 
you do not get to say you are sorry after
you do  something wrong on purpose and then
benefit from it.  i am justifying this though
because you are getting a lesson in grace, love, 
& second chances & because your face is so sweet. 
----------------------------------------truly, NK


gasoline[revealed]

Because eventful things don't actually happen to me everyday, I frequently like to reminisce about my once thrilling life via blogging.

For example.

One time, I was pumping gas into my car.

And while I was just standing there, probably thinking about how many germs I was touching.

And wondering how long it takes to get high off of gas fumes,

A random man whistled at me.

The whistling wasn't the good part though.

The good part was that he was a totally normal looking man, and not a foreign yard-worker,

and that after he did it he threw his hand up over his mouth and looked mortified.

Then he looked back at me and said "I'm so sorry. I know that was terrible, but I couldn't help it, you look really nice".

And that my friends, was the greatest gas pump ever.

parachute[revealed]

If you don't know who they are, you need to know. Go see and thank me later.

place: House of Blues
time: 9 pm
date: 09/09/09





blind dates [revealed]


One time I went on a blind date. And we met at a coffee shop.
I arrived first.
An older gentleman approached me and started frantically waving.
He said it was so nice to finally meet me.
Needless to say, he was not actually my date.

interviewing [revealed]


As much as I love my nanny positions, its come to the time when they all come to a close. I'm looking forward to a much needed break for self-discovery and dips in the pool, but there aren't even words to describe how my life will change without these kids infiltrating it everyday.

I think its really hard for people to understand life from a nanny perspective, its not a maternal bond, but its stronger than an Aunt or Uncle. Honestly, I think the person its most similar to is a Grandma. I know that sounds bizarre, but I've done a lot of thinking. And I think that's what I relate to best. Which explains why my entire blog is devoted to my kids, its like my stylish alternative to carrying around a tote with their photographs all over it. (oh glory, please don't ever do that Kelly).

I've interviewed with several other families, and its about time that I start making my decision. My problem is that I have a heart for all these families, I want to help them all. I know God will lead me to the right choice.

This is what I'll be missing though:



summertime [revealed]



Happy Summer!
With Love From Nanny Kelly and Zoey


sickling [revealed]

freckles[revealed]

Freckle Twins.

One time I saw an episode of the Brady Bunch where Jan tries to rub away her freckles with some concoction. I thought she was so silly for doing that until I was 15. Then I wanted flawless freckle free skin too. Now I'm just embracing it. I hope Aubrey does too! Here's to enjoying freckles at age 9 and 21!


embarrassment[revealed]

I don't like for people to know that I've never had a boyfriend. Why?

Well, because that's embarrassing.

And frankly, I really am tired of having to say it.

And lets not even get started on the subject of my virgin lips.

No thanks.

I have a serious aversion to discussing both said topics.

Because everyone says:
"That's so great for you! You should embrace it and be thankful!"

You know what these people have in common?

Boyfriends and kisses.

spring break[revealed]

my spring break, in pictures.
because honestly, who likes reading long paragraphs circling around the theme of nothing anyway? :)

Look at those neck rolls.

sweet girl

a great nanny takes pictures even in the bad moments, because they're funny later.

redefines safety

i saw them. they dance like girls.

that one random day it was cold, we decided matching was unimportant

rain please go away, you're giving us Seasonal Affective Disorder

my Dad and I like the Rockets

this guy doesn't, so he got cake smashed on him.

just how many people does it take to clean up this mess? And why did it have to happen 3 seats away from me?

i saw my sweet girl there

there's those sweet sisters again

Abbey's 5th birthday!

i cannot get enough of her

somebody is trying not to smile.

i don't really know why she looks so helpless, but it makes me love her more.

sweet birthday girl

gimme some of that, now.

sticky hands

sweet blaine, you know, H-$'s cutie pie son.

Logan-berry, we got to spend time together while the parents went out.

and we got some snuggle time in too

Aubrey and Blaine and I thought this was funny. toilet paper stuck to the nutcracker. ha.

i couldn't help but snap a picture of Blaine in this weird hat, while sharing a seat with his Momma.

And, I ended the break with a shocking surprise. I already knew that I was going to see Taylor Swift at the Rodeo, but I had no idea that her disposition was anything like this:

it makes me want to hug her and tell her all my secrets. i lost track of how many times she looked into the crowd and mouthed "oh my god' and "wow". there were 73,000 people there though. you've gotta love the self-preserving, kind-hearted, realists. the ones who are superstars but still blown away that people know their music?- because honestly, those are my absolute favorite kinds.

annoyance[revealed]

I have a secret to tell.

You know how people have random quirks about them that they think make them unique but really just make them annoying? I have one of those.

It's called, the extra syllable.

As seen here:



I add this extra "UH" to every word. Most popularly "no-UH" and "stop-UH" although those are just two examples of the plethora.

I don't know when this started. And I don't know how. I just know that its here to stay.

And I just don't know how to
STOP-UH

sweet sisters[revealed]

Meet Abbey and Raelynn.



They are
sweet sisters.
At just a year apart, they're pretty much joined at the hip.

They talk for each other, giggle all the time, and make me feel so lucky to know them.

Their Mommy is my friend Dawn, who is my other friend,
Heather's selected surrogate (AKA Mommy Extraordinaire).

Occasionally, I get to spend time with these sisters. Time with them is some of my most treasured moments. They call me Miss Kelly, and that makes me giggle.

Looking down into the pond is one of their favorite things to do, they beg for these kind of excursions.
We love going on adventures together.

Not too long ago, Abbey, Raelynn and I packed up in the car, buckled in the car-seats, and booked it to the park.
In the
rain, while wearing leotards.


Totally normal.

While we were trooping around the park, in the rain, in their leotards, carrying loads of towels with us to wipe off the wet play equipment, I snapped some shots of these sweet sisters.
This is Abbey. She's older, and quieter. But she's just got something about her, some special kind of sophisticated beauty for being only 4 years old.

This is Raelynn. She's littler, but stronger. She speaks for both of them. She's got the power, but she'll share it with you. Maybe :)

They hardly fight, they want to be together.

Isn't it obvious?

zoey 101[revealed]

Isn't it sickening how cute she looks even when she's eating? I could not say the same for myself. It's just not a pretty sight people.

Chillin' watching Noggin's Baby Channel. And yeah, maybe I watch this even when Zoey's taking a nap. Don't hate.

Apparently she likes to do this now? She BARELY fits in there, she literally
squeezed herself in there. How many more adverbs could I have used here?

Ok, so maybe stuffing an entire nilla wafer isn't quite as attractive as the earlier picture, but she has ice cream trucks on her shirt. You heard me.

The look of mischief. However, she was really completely oblivious to the water she spilled everywhere and chose to focus on figuring out how to stuff an entire votive candle in her mouth. She's got her priorities. And notice she's in her random new favorite place? Weird.