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Oct. 26th, 2007


Indoor Activities needed!

So, I am in Southern California surrounded by all these fires, and therefore can't take the kids I nanny outside. Can everyone please spam me with indoor activities to occupy a 15 month old, and twin 4 year old girls (not all together)? My sanity thanks you.

Sep. 2nd, 2007

love a lefty


Hello hello!

So I nanny for three amazing boys. They are 10 months, 3 years, and 6 years. I'm at a loss for things for them to do! They're always wanting to go outside, but with their ages and the nap times it just doesn't line up. So I'm looking for things to do outside, preferably, that I can involve at least the 3 & 6 year old in.

The baby is generally happy to be playing with me, so I just need something I can supervise from nearby, that is cheap, fun, and not TOO dirty.

Cement molding (handprints and the like) and such are NOT something I'm willing to undertake with two hyperactive boys. They'd have it in their hair and all over the place.

Recipes for home-made play-dough, and anything you can think of that's craft-y and easy to clean up would be MOST appreciated.

As well as any friend requests. :) 

Aug. 18th, 2007



I never thought...

We went bowling. I hate bowling. Seriously hate it. But we went because there isn't anything else for at least an hour and I didn't want to drive that far. 

The boys and their older cousin played a game. It cost $3.00 to play. The boys loved it. Me, my husband and my cousin played next to the boys. There was a ramp and really light balls. Nash, my two year old had a blast! He got his ball every time and put it on the ramp and gave a big push. He would clap and jump up and down as his ball slooooowwwwwly rolled to the pins. We wil be doing this every Friday night now.

And you ask why I hate bowling so much. All the boys got higher scores than me. My four year old loved that! I guess I can get over that and maybe I'll get better as time goes by.

Aug. 12th, 2007



What is your favorite "Oh My god it is so stinkin hot right now activity (all ages)?

Jul. 26th, 2007


9m -1yr - Outside

So it is blazing hot and you have not picked up a baby pool for your little one...

Do you have an exesaucer? Perfect! Pop off the part with the toys attached and stick the hose sprayer in the exposed post on low. Instant, wobbly baby pool, perfect for crawling in and out of!

Jul. 25th, 2007



Indoors 2 and Up


I have done this with my sons while I am trying to clean the kitchen.  They always want to help but mostly end up in the way. What I do is push a chair up to the sink. Fill the sink a quarter of the way full of luke warm water. Throw in some cups and stand the boys in the chair. Cup and water play is something my son does for therapy so I assume it is good for their development. Now you can wipe counters, fill the dishwasher, sweep, mop, or cook. Just don't get too far away, there is a risk for falling.

Jul. 24th, 2007


2-5 years - Outside (or bathtub)


Fill a large shallow tub 1/4-1/2 full of cornstarch (you can buy it bulk at warehouse stores) or use a pasta/roasting pan. Add water until its gooey, but not watery. It will be a solid when it lays still, and a slimy liquid when you pick it up and let it drip from your hand. Way cool! Add food coloring for a colorful gooey time!



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