Monday, August 2, 2010

Adventures in Babysitting: Las Vegas Style!

Greetings from Sin City.  I drove down yesterday with my brother Paul and his family, and I'll be here for a week.  I'll be watching their kids during the day while Paul is at work and Amy is at girls camp.

These kids are so stinking cute and funny! We have Aaron (9), Jacob (6), and Anna (3).  It amazes me how many funny comments can come out of these kids' mouthes.  Yesterday in the van, I had been sitting in the back by Anna.  When we stopped to stretch, Paul took a turn in the back.  When he got in, Anna said, "Dad, I don't think you're going to be as fun as Aunt Shannon." :)  They already love me!  They've also started calling me Nanny Shanny. I love it :)

This is going to be good training to get me back into school mode.  Anna woke up at 6:15, crying, because her parents were gone (Paul had left to take Amy to the Stake Center).  Luckily, Aaron is an awesome big brother and took care of her!  I couldn't even pry my eyes open after too many late nights, so I just sat there listening to them play until I could get them open.

Today should be a fun day! We have a fun trip planned to a sprinkler park.  I'll cross my fingers that I don't get lost or get sun burned. :)


heather said...

Yay Vegas! Wear lots of sunscreen. It gets hot here. I totally forgot that you guys were coming. But lately I have been forgeting a lot of stuff with this pregnancy. I even forgot that you emailed...please don't be mad. But I do hope yo have fun.
As for activites, I'm not really sure what's going on this week. If I hear anything, I'll let you know.

Jake and Shell said...

You know, Shannon, you don't have to travel all over the globe just to get some 'kid experience' :) You are a great Nanny Shanny. I love that!! SPF 5000...Vegas is hot! Have fun and tell Paul & fam hello!!!

Katie said...

Oh man, 6:15 is early. It wasn't even a year ago that I was waking up 3 times a night, but now if Lucas wakes up before 7 I'm a grumpy mess.