Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Last week Eric and I babysat my cousins while their parents went on a cruise. Four girls: 14, 12, 9, & 6. It was a lot of fun! It was fun playing mom to 5 girls for 10 days. There were dance recitals, dance practices, play dates, lots of baking, cooking, going to the park, grocery shopping, and laundry, and I handled it with no problem whatsoever, I was pretty proud. I think I'll be able to handle more kids (sometimes I just wonder). We also brought the girls to our house twice for snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and the hot pots. The girls are so fun, and they even named Eric and I the "Best babysitters." That's pretty good coming from teenage girls, now hopefully our own kids will think we are that cool (AAAH, I hope they don't go through a dislike their parents stage).

It was cute watching the girls interact with Eric. I remember being their ages and having a crush on my aunt Nicole's husband Lamont, I think they felt the same way about Eric. I'd catch them cuddling next to him while watching TV and hear little flirts come out of their mouths every once in a while. Eric is good with girls (good with people in general), and they LOVED him!

Sadly I didn't take any pictures the whole time. What was I thinking? We did so many fun things, oh well. Here are some pictures of mine and Reese's day today though.

This morning after I got home from my internship and Reese woke up from her nap (she is still in her jammies because I leave pretty early for my internship so I get her up early so she'll have an early nap while I'm gone, no need to change out of jams), we put her hair in piggy tails. It is all long enough except the very front so we clipped that back.

I'm baking dessert for our YM/YW etiquette dinner tonight so I had the oven on at 400 degrees for a couple hours. That coupled with the sun shining through the windows really did heat our house up. So what do we do when the house is hot? Strip her down to her diaper (her second favorite clothing status).

She did circus tricks on her bike. Notice that she still loves her tongue!

She found the leftover piece of material from her blanket Grandma Jill made her and strut her stuff. (She carries this piece of material all over because her favorite blanket, which is made from the same material, is too big and heavy for her to walk very far with. She even had to take it into Wal-Mart with her the other day).

She is liking her "baby" seats again, the Boppy and her Bouncer. So I finally brought them back down stairs so she can enjoy them.

And, as always, she sabotaged my desk and grabbed out the photo books :)


Cason and Marie said...

Oh Nakita she is cute! I love the whole stick out your tongue thing. Looks like she's trying hard, and the tongue sure does help! :) How fun that you guys watched a bunch of girls last week. I think you're ready for 10 more! haha.

Kayla R. said...

HOW FUN, I love spending time with my nieces (ages 12-13) it is always a party!!! Darling pics she is so stink'n cute!

Whitney Bonnett Taylor said...

I love the picture of her sticking out her tongue. haha so cute.
Sounds like you had fun with your cousins. I wish you had pictures haha. I think you'll be a great "Mom of MANY"!

Leilani Marie Roberts said...

Nikita- Your little girl is adorable! I can't believe how much she looks like you. You look so happy! Hope all is going well. Great Blogging:)

Love, Leilani