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2012 in Retrospect, Part Three: Nanny News

on January 7, 2013

Nanny news is comprised of all the things I’ve experienced as a nanny in the past year.  I just look back and think, “Holy cow… I am so blessed to have been a part of all of this.”

I nanny for two kids, Brookie and Ben.  Brookie does O.T. and speech therapy and is our dancing diva, starting track and field for Special Olympics in the Spring.  Ben is our resident whiz kid, known for his breakdancing and ginger hair.  I could ramble on for hours about them, but I’ll try to be concise…

We went bowling for the first time!

We went bowling for the first time!

The kids discovered a new favorite place to visit- Sea Life Aquarium!

The kids discovered a new favorite place to visit- Sea Life Aquarium!

  • We also had a lot of fun with spring/summer activities and broadened out horizons beyond t.v. as much as possible!  Both kids are officially strong swimmers and can safely swim without floaties.  They both jump in the deep end of my family’s pool (9 feet) without floaties!  Benjamin has also mastered his front flip off the diving board.
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We’re learning to read! Benjamin finished Bob Books and Brookie is blazing through her sight words!

Brookie worked SO hard in O.T. and has met many goals even after finishing her sessions.  Our pincher grasp is stronger every day!

Brookie worked SO hard in O.T. and has met many goals even after finishing her sessions. Our pincher grasp is stronger every day!

We had our very first Buddy Walk team, Brookie's Cookies!  Our friend, also named Brooke, came out to represent a great cause with us, as well as our friend Mandy.  Such a great time!

We had our very first Buddy Walk team, Brookie’s Cookies! Our friend, also named Brooke, came out to represent a great cause with us, as well as our friend Mandy. Such a great time!

  • Both kids learned their “lefts and rights.”
  • Benjamin has embraced advanced art concepts and is practicing his still life drawings.  We particularly enjoyed our Jackson Pollock lesson!  Brooke is getting better with her letters and has blossomed in her art- rainbows, people, and a DEER!  I was so excited!
Both kiddos started hip hop class.  This is Brookie at the dance class Christmas party, but Benjamin was at home with the flu.  Poor thing!  Guess who else had it.....

Both kiddos started hip hop class. This is Brookie at the dance class Christmas party, but Benjamin was at home with the flu. Poor thing! Guess who else had it…..

So many things happened in 2012 that I am definitely forgetting at least half of it!  I am so proud of both kids and marvel every day at how far they’ve come.

What happened in your life last year?  I love hearing about all the wonderful things people witness with their kids!

 

From ear 2 ear,

Amber

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