the life of a nanny

just the musings of the life of a nanny

Bunny gets BANANAS April 15, 2011

Filed under: katalina — thelifeofananny @ 9:47 am

Katalina got her first taste of baby food: bananas over the weekend, and i got to feed her some on Monday. Something about giving a baby food, really signifies the fact that they are growing older, and its bittersweet.


Katalina Grace is 6 months old! April 8, 2011

Filed under: g5,katalina — thelifeofananny @ 9:23 pm

Bunny, as I call her, just celebrated her 1/2 birthday yesterday. Here are pictures I have taken of her over the last 6 months.







I cannot believe how much she has changed over the last few months. She is the sweetest snuggle muffin there is!

Some things about her…

LIKES: when you dance- it makes her laugh. kisses. funny soft noises. soft tickles under her neck. toys. sitting up playing on her piano

DISLIKES: loud noises. when you dont give her what she wants(she will cry this heartbreaking abandonment cry).

She still nurses from her momma, or takes a breast milk bottle of 6oz, she wears size 2 diaper, and 6+month clothes (but can still fit into some 3-6months). She can roll over from front to back and back to front, she can sit unassisted for long periods of time. She laughs. She puts everything in her mouth. She grabs anything and pulls it close to her or into her mouth. She babbles and grawls.


ATLANTA! March 3, 2011

Filed under: food,katalina,trips — thelifeofananny @ 2:18 am
My boss, Angela, and I, along with her baby, Katalina, drove to Atlanta, GA the weekend of February 18th.

spaghetti junction

Friday night we stayed with Angelas good friend, Adeena, in her beautiful home and she cooked us an AMAZING dinner. Adeena is Pakistani and she cooked us perhaps the best chicken dinner i have ever tasted. This is a traditional Desi meal ( . This chicken is marinated in yogurt and spices, then you have naan (bread) and an onion, tomato, cucumber, cilantro salad, and rita (pronounced rye-ta). My mouth is watering just looking at it. No lie, it was delicious!

Desi Food, prepared by Adeena!

(that was my second plate full)

Saturday morning we woke up and enjoyed a delicious breakfast! YUMMY! Then we headed out to see Atlanta!

First stop, The Container Store. This place is an organizers heaven! It inspired me to become more organized, but truth be told, i would need to go back and purchase about $500 worth of stuff to help me. My absolute favorite isle was the wrapping paper isle. Ha! Seriously, it was. I regret not purchasing any of it, it was all so nice! Must go back!

wrapping paper at the container store

display of wrapped "gifts" at the container store

Then we went to Trader Joes. I had very high expectations of this place, and the only thing it didnt impress me on was the amount of stuff it had. I thought it would be an Fresh Market, New Leaf Market and EarthFare all combined and on steroids. If I was going home to cook, i would have purchased more, because they did have some mighty delicious looking food options. Not to mention the $3 wine. Angela bought some to try.


I purchased $50 worth of coffee (and a thing of chai and mints). The coffee, for Caleb. You might be thinking $50 for coffee- whoa!, but if you see my monthly spendings at Starbucks, then you would think otherwise. Thats a little over 8lbs of coffee- Caleb was happy! And he says its delicious too!

my purchases from Trader Joes

For a late lunch, we ate at Zyka, an indian restaurant. Not as good as Adeenas cooking, but still yummy.

Zyka menu

zyka food

no worries, it does in fact look like poop, but is is beef, they cooked it on a kabob type thing, so thats why it looks like poop. It was good. My favorite, was the redish looking chicken

Angela, Katalina, Zahra, and Adeena

Bunny & I

Courtney and Downing came and picked me up that evening so i could stay the night with them in Smyrna. They just moved there and I missed them and was happy to see them. So happy, I didn’t any pictures of my time with their sweet family. After Downing went to bed, Courtney, her husband Chad and I all watched Easy A. It was an okay movie, their company was better 🙂 The next morning, we got up, I snuggled and played with D and then Courtney, D and I went to IKEA!! where we met Angela and Baby Katalina.

IKEA! What an AMAZING place. If you haven’t ever been, you MUST go, like NOW! Pack your car this minute and go! I loved everything i saw! they had rooms set up, as if someone could live there. It was organized, clean and beautiful! They even had a cafe, which served yummy food and we were pleased to have even found bottle warmers there!

the picture says it all!

love this kitchen at ikea!

perhaps, i can have a kitchen like this one day! i told Caleb all about how much i loved it! he said he will go with me next time.

a closet with a chaise?!! sign me up!

i loved this whole room, but the bed was to die for! i need it in my life

I really loved this whole bedroom. the bed was the best, so cute. i want it now. (hello: santa, this is on my christmas wish list)

ALL my goodies from IKEA!

My IKEA goodies include: a butchers block for Caleb($10), a meat tenderizer($5), kids cups x2($2), kids bowls x2($2), and kid utensils($2) for my nieces, a wok($5), stock pot($14), mini sauce pot ($7), set of 3 wooden cooking utensils (.49c), white candle holders x4 (.89c), 4 black & 4 red wooden framed mirrors ($2 each, maybe less), a magnified mirror that you mount to the wall and fold out( $5), 2 art sets that included paints, crayons and colored pencils for my nieces ($6 each), colored straws (.89c)

I was one happy girl at Ikea, and I got so much great stuff, and want so much more!

My trip to Atlanta was fun, but too short! Need to go back for a like 4 or 5 day trip. Just so much I want to do there, plus, i know i have a warm and super cozy bed to sleep in at The Jordans