Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Exciting News...Children!

Hahaha.....hopefully no one got any hopes or dread up about anything relating to the potential future Barr offspring. There are none in the immediate plans, and my recent time spent at the play place at the Galleria mall is expanding what that immediate time frame looks like!

As of yesterday, I am the new nanny of a really fun 2 1/2 year old boy names Will! His mom only needed someone until the end of May, and I figured I didn't have much else going on so why not! It has been a lot of fun so far. It's definitely an adjustment being around a 2 year old all day, but he is getting better at listening to me and we really get along well.

Several funny things about little Will:

1. He learned baby sign language when he was an infant and reverts sometimes when he is tired or just being lazy. We had chick-fil-a for lunch and Will signed he wanted Milk. I wanted to find a video to show what the sign looks likes, but none did justice to what he signed to the nice man at the register. It basically looks like he was trying to milk a cows utters. I cracked up and apologized, definitely mentioning I was the 'new nanny.' I'm not taking responsibility for this.

2. He is not potty trained. Oh joy! And is a big 2 1/2 year old, so I think people look at me like I should have potty trained my kid by now. He's not mine...I'm the 'new nanny.'

3. He loves to watch Handy Manny. But I've kept him so busy at the Galleria "aren't these scarfs so cute?" and playing on playgrounds yesterday and the play place today so we haven't had to endure much of this Hispanic handy man!

Overall, Will is a really fun kid! Those were only the silly kind of crazy things, but he is really fun to hang out with. 2 days a week he goes to speech for an hour and 2 other days he has preschool from 9-12. And he naps everyday from 2-5. So, basically...I think this is going to be a great experience! I'm learning alot and get to be out and about all the time! I am really really grateful to God for this opportunity.

This past weekend we were privileged to be visited by my bff Melissa and her boyfriend Scott...I will dedicate a post to that later! And to attend the birthday party one of our favorite 1 year olds ...Miss Harper Pardue! Her mom made amazing decorations for the party and those homemade cookies were delicious....couldn't believe they weren't from a scrumptious bakery!


  1. How did we not see you at the Galleria play area yesterday?!?!? Congrats on the job... I didn't know about this! We will need to get together! Thanks for the compliment about the cookies... it was my first time to make them, so I was pleasantly surprised with the way they turned out!

  2. seriously...i freaked out for a second when i saw this post´s title. i better be getting an expensive phone call or skype message if what i thought ever turns out to be the case!!