the life of a nanny

just the musings of the life of a nanny

Beach with my family June 5, 2011

Filed under: ainsley,ellison,taylor — thelifeofananny @ 8:46 pm

A couple Sundays ago, my family decided to drive over to St. George Island Beach for the day. Beach Season was just beginning, so it wasn’t too crowded and ended up being a PERFECT day!

my brother digging in the sand



Caleb and I

Ainsley, Caleb and Taylor waiting for a wave


dad fishing

Justin, Kaylee and mom, sunning



Easter 2011 May 15, 2011

Filed under: ainsley,ellison,giuliani,taylor — thelifeofananny @ 11:01 pm

Started the day off at my parents, where they the Easter Bunny hid eggs for my nieces. They throughly enjoyed running around picking up eggs, to see who could get the most, at the end, my parents made them split them equally.

who got the first egg?!!

green egg for Ainsley

on the hunt

oh no, Ainsley dropped all her eggs

the girls showing their bounty to Papa

(when my Father saw this picture, he laughed and said “WOW does my hair really look like that from the back?!?” – uh yes dad, it does in fact look like that- i told him i liked it, and i do. Salt on the top, pepper on the bottom!)

Meet Jax!

My brothers new dog! He just turned one, and is very lazy, but we love him. Welcome to the family!

Caleb, photo taken by my 7 year old niece, Taylor!

After a brunch at my parents, Caleb and I headed over to his Grandparents where they hid Easter eggs for us, we each got to hunt for 6 eggs and inside the eggs are little pieces of folded paper with a money amount written on them, when you open them, you cash in with Grandpa. I must point out, that i was the big winner last year, my first time playing, and this year they decided to be fair and wrote $20 on each piece of folded paper, so we all ended up with $120! BALLERS!

we are READY!

hunting with Grandpa!

Grandpa takes pride in hiding the eggs, and man does he have us twenty-something-year-old hunting hard for them. He has a few of the same hiding spots each year, but this year he got tricky! We were on our hands and knees hunting them!

my Easter basket 🙂


Good Friday May 10, 2011

Filed under: ainsley — thelifeofananny @ 10:05 am

a little late on this, seeing how it was a couple weeks ago.

Anyway, my niece Ainsley came to work with me since the preschool she goes to was closed for the holiday.

i painted her toe nails

we took the babies for a walk

we found a wild berry bush, and ate the berries

and of course, we played with the babies

I adored hanging out with her, and need to do it more often. She is very sweet and well behaved.


Taylor is SEVEN! March 4, 2011

Filed under: ainsley,taylor — thelifeofananny @ 12:31 pm

My beautiful niece, Taylor, just turned 7 last Saturday and we celebrated her birthday at Happy Trails. She and her friends had a grand time. They fed the horses hay, watched the cat do tricks, watched the dog do tricks, took a hayride, rode horses, blew out candles on a beautiful birthday cake and opened gifts!

I cannot believe she is seven years old now! I was in high school when she was born and i was infatuated with her. She is so beautiful, smart, and funny and has the sweetest laugh. I feel so much older now that she is older. Funny how that works. One of my favorite memories I have of her is when she was about four, she was in to making up stories and she would start them out “One Upon a Time” instead of “Once Upon a Time” then she would just make up these absolute crazy stories- they were hilarious!

Taylor and her sweet friends

doc dunlittle

T feeds Hunter

My brother, Justin, his girlfriend, Kaylee and Ainsley

nom nom nom


hula hoop poodle


mom & i



Taylor and her beautiful custom made cake by Lauren

Hello Kitty Cake

Ainsley & Taylor riding

make a wish

blowing out the candles

Ainsley ate TWO pieces of cake and about three of the "lollipops" off of the cake. She LOVED it to say the least.

The party was great. Taylor loved every aspect of it! The cake was sooo yummy! I am not a fan of chocolate cake, but this cake was soooo amazing i am thinking of creating a fake birthday just so I can call Lauren back up and get her to create another cake just for me! I had her almond cake a few weeks ago, and it was probably the best cake i have ever had and cannot stop thinking about it. She will be getting lots of business from me! 🙂