Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The Stanfords

Good evening everyone! Well today was a busy day for me. Most of my day was spent at the Stanfords. I don't even know how to begin to tell you about this incredible family. I began babysitting for this family about three years ago and my life has never been the same... in a good way ofcourse! This family is such a big part of my life I knew I needed to devote a blog post to them.

Mrs. Jennifer and Mr. Jade have five amazing beautiful children.
At 11 years old Claire is the oldest and is a good help with the kids... most of the time anyways lol. I love to watch her play with her siblings. She gets frustrated with them sometimes (but come on, what older sibling doesn't??) but she can be so sweet to them and I really enjoy talking to her. She's pretty mature for her age and I have loved watching her grow up.

Ethan is the next oldest. He's my little man and such a sweetheart. Even though he's 5years old he'll still crawl up into my lap after his nap and sit with me. He also is my bug man. Just today he caught a gecko in the bathroom for me and later remarked that he'd do anything to protect his girls.

Blythe could almost be Ethan's twin being only 11months younger. She's just a mess. She always has something to say and usually it makes me laugh. She is quite the drama queen, princess, and tomboy all in one. She is a beautiful girl and is growing so fast.

Owen is next in line and is 100% boy. He's my special Owie Bowie. I started babysitting for them about two months before he was born so I've been able to watch him grow from day one. I love being able to just sit and watch him play and have conversations with him. Today we had about a 15min conversation about sharks. He's always doing the funniest (and boyish) things. Two weeks ago I went outside where the children were playing and Ethan showed me where Owen had pooped in a bucket. I just had to laugh. I mean who would even think to poop in a bucket??
Ok well last but not least in Evelyn Kate.

My Evie Bevie. She is about 10 months (I think). She's a precious baby and is so sweet and chubby. I love just squeezing her little fat thighs. She just started pulling up on things and she crawls a million miles and hour.

Now that I've talked about the children I have to talk about their parents, Mrs. Jennifer and Mr. Jade. Again I don't even know how to begin to describe these amazing people. I have to say that Mrs. Jennifer might just be the coolest mom ever. She a stay at home mom and homeschools all of her children. Even though she's almost forty she looks no older than 28 and her spirit is even younger. I could sit and talk to her forever. She loves to bake and sew and do just about anything that uses her creativeness. I don't know how she does it but she is an amazing Mom to all five of her kids. And even more than that she is a great wife to her husband. I love it when I get to hang out at their house when everyones home, including papa, and just watch how they interact with each other.

Although I don't see Mr. Jade very much I do enjoy it when he's home for a few minutes. He's very smart and loves playin with his kids. He has a great sense of humor and reminds me allot of my Dad. I love hearing Mrs. Jennifer talk about her and Mr. Jade... how they met and then their wedding and just their everyday life.

This blog doesn't do this family justice. If I told you everything I wanted to I'd be writing for days. Being able to spend the last three years growing with this family has been an experience I wouldn't trade for anything. I've grown to love this family as if they were my own. Although keeping up with five kids isn't always easy I do enjoy doing it. The funny and sweet moments definitely make up for the hard ones.
Ok well It's getting late and I have some homework I need to do so unfortunately I must bring this blog to a close. I hope you've enjoyed reading this! Oh and by the way Claire has a blog and Mrs. Jennifer's blog is at Well I hope you all have a wonderful evening!


Claire Stanford said...

Hannah you know just about everything we know about us! That was great!
See you tonight...Claire

Just A Girl said...

Oh my goodness, you have a blog! I did not know. That is awesome. I am all verklempt reading about "The Stanfords". They sound awesome. I must meet them one day. Hee hee! I'm so glad you didn't tell everyone what a fruit loop that woman is. I'm sure she'll pay you extra next week for keeping that little secret. ; )

hannah elizabeth said...

lol i'm sure yall know everything there is to know about me too! and personally I don't think "that woman" is a fruit loop at all!

oh and btw love the 'verklempt' word. i've never heard it before! I did have to look it up in the dictionary but now that I know what it means I'm definitely going to have to put it to good use =)