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Friday, August 22, 2008

"Mom, is Tricia coming today?"

We've been so excited to have Tricia watching the kids while Mom's at work during the week. She's been with us for 3 weeks total now and the kids (and mom) couldn't be happier. Everyday Sofia asks me "Is Tricia coming today?". If it happens to be Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, I'm left with a very disappointed 4 year old. Here is why:
Tricia is just a lot of fun. I just took this picture because all the kids love to be glued to her. They get to do fun stuff too. Even Scarlett has figured out that if she makes a big enough mess while eating lunch or poops through her clothes, Tricia will give her a bath (baby party time!). The TV is rarely on when she's here. I usually come home to find beautiful drawings, kids playing outside, or chalk art on the driveway.

Tricia came to our house one day armed with pipe cleaners, popsicle sticks, google eyes, and puffy balls. Here is a butterfly.

Here is a choo-choo train.



Here is a caterpillar.

Earlier this week, the kids made masks with Tricia. This is a cat, but they also made a dog and a bunny rabbit that Tricia took home with her.

Sofia and Tricia have been working on this doll for a couple of weeks now. They have hand sewn the body and stuffed it and then hand sewn the dress. They are planning to still had hair and her face.

10 comments:

Michelle said...

HOW FUN!!!!! I wish I had a job so Trisha could be my babysitter, lol.

melissa said...

i might borrow her one friday night scott and i need a date and i know the kids would be in good hands

aftonini said...

Tricia is also a very wonderful puppy sitter. Of course she would be an excellent babysitter!!!

Caldiero Family said...

Sounds like a keeper!

Bella said...

Um....I want to steal her too! hahah

The Amayesings said...

Awesome babysitters are so hard to find. I'm glad you've got Trisha. She is a great girl! Looks like lots of fun...

Jen B. said...

Tricia is awesome! What a cool baby-sitter. I need to find me one just like her.

Sisters staying connected... said...

I want Trisha! ...alison

The Watsons said...

Hey Natalie!!! I'm so glad I found your blog ... your kids are adorable! I'm going to add you to my blog list so I can spy on you more regularly. ;o)

It sounds like your Trisha is amazing. I wish I had one. I don't trust a single young woman down here ... even though I'm YW president. Brazilians have trouble letting kids cry, so I almost always come home at midnight to a houseful of very-awake, very crabby children. My kids know that they have to whine just enough - and the girl will let them do whatever they darn well want. Grrrr. Trisha sounds like a dream. Think she'll come here to work?

Homemom3 said...

oh wow I would've loved her as a child. But these do give me a few ideas for my little girl. :) Thanks. Your kids look really happy and that's what really counts right?