Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Adventure's in Babysitting... The EWwww Factor!

My little one holding onto the arm of our chair 

I love kids and love taking care of kids, but there are those moments when you just go EWwww!!  Little kids do so many grose things! LOL  For instance what other job do you loose track of how many poopy and pee pee diapers you have changed in a 30 min. time frame?  Or.... How many other jobs can you say you know at some point in the day you will have someones buggers wiped all over your leg, shirt, or other part of your body?  Not to mention the slobber.  Teething babies do a lot of slobbering and bugger wiping!  So, around here we are pretty used to the grose stuff, but every now and then it still gets me and I say EWwww...  

Today my daughter was actually the EWwww award winner.  She is in the phase of pulling up on everything including Mommies legs.  She is almost always attached to my leg.  Which does make it pretty hard to get around.  LOL  Well during one of her leg hugging moments she decided to rub her face back and forth on my legs.  Aww she loves me!  She also has allergies and is teething so she is a slobbery buggery mess and it was getting rubbed all over my legs.  Wet, cold, EWwww.... LOL Oh, well another good reason to have lots of wet wipes around.  

I've said it before and I'll say it again taking care of kiddos is the hardest job I have ever had, but it is also the most rewarding.  


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Little Girls!!

"Sugar and spice and everything nice. 
 That's what little girls are made of."

These sweet little's have gone from tummy time buddies to now standing up buddies!  Pretty soon they will be walking buddies (Oh Lord! )  They play, grow, and learn together!  It has been so great to watch them.  Now we have another buddy!  She's a little older and just as sweet!  They all love to play together!

I ask my self how is it that with my own kid's I have all boys except for my sweet little angel.  How did I end up with all girls that I'm watching?  LOL 

 I don't know how I got so lucky to get to fill my days with these sweeties!  I am blessed!  Truly!!


Friday, July 18, 2014

Why I am a Daycare Provider

This is me with 3 of my kiddos at church on Easter

My name is April!  I am a Mom to 4 wonderful kiddos!  I grew up in a family of 5 and I am the oldest.  My Mom did daycare in our home from the time I was about 9 or 10... I think?  I've been around kids for the majority of my life and I love watching them grow and learn.

My two youngest and I
Being that I was the oldest of 5 kids and old enough to help my Mom with her babysitting kids I have a lot of experience caring for and loving kiddos!

I was a working Mom up until Aug. of 2013.  I had thought about doing daycare in my home many times before, but never felt I was in the right position to do so. I was pregnant with my youngest and had been praying about what my future held.  I felt the Lord leading me to take this time to be with my kids and also to give back a service which I knew personally was very important.  

My family Summer 2014
As all parents know it is a very hard thing to leave your child with someone else.  I've had the mornings of saying good bye to a crying little one and having to walk away because I knew they would be OK as soon as I was gone.  I cried on more than one occasion after an experience like that.  I also know that having someone who you trust and knows loves your kiddo makes it so much easier to go to work and focus on what you need to focus on while there.  I felt like it was time for me to give back what I had been so fortunate to be able to find.  Being a Daycare Provider isn't just a job or a way to make money.  It is a way for me to give to others.  I have been blessed in the past to have a special person to care for my kids and now I try my hardest to be that for others.  

All my kiddos July 4th 2014
My hopes with this Blog is to give a place to share the joys and blessings of being a Daycare Provider as well as give a place for parents to see some of what goes on with their little ones during the day.