Friday, May 02, 2008

Oh, how the years go by...

THEN...



AND NOW...


For those of you who don't know I nannied for the the first 2 1/2 years of med school.  I started watching Drew 2 weeks after we moved to Cleveland.  Noah was 8 months old and Drew was 7 months old.  1 1/2 years later Alex came along.  And a few months after Alex, Drew's baby sister Lauren came along.  4 kids.  Under the age of 2 1/2.  Basically, 2 sets of twins.  I did this for 3 months...and I don't think I need to explain why I quit.  But since then, I've been the "back-up nanny" for Drew and Lauren which has worked out great.  Drew is Noah's oldest, longest friend.  And on Wednesday we said our goodbyes.  This post makes me want to cry - which I did on wednesday.  Can you believe how much they've grown?

P.S.  For anyone who did the math and is noticing a time discrepancy...Rebecca (Drew and Lauren's mom) took a 6-month maternity leave when Lauren was born.  I continued watching Drew throughout that time, but Lauren didn't start coming until she was 6-months old and Alex was 9-months old.  I quit when Alex was one.  In other words...I REALLY DID DO THIS FOR 2 1/2 YEARS!  I think I've earned my bragging rights : )

6 comments:

Michele and John said...

what the heck. when did noah start looking like such a KID?? This is neat that you have these photos of the 2 of them. how weird that you are packing up your house and saying goodbyes. peace out clevland.

Faye said...

I don't think of Noah as being that old - but those then and now pictures are really something. That's nice you got to say one last goodbye to that part of your history.

The Larsons said...

I can understand why you quit! :) You always seemed to have it all together though. You always amazed me. It was fun to get to know Drew too. Goodbyes are tough...we still miss Cleveland so much. I think we'll always cherish those times, and Cooper still misses all his friends. Good luck with all the adventures ahead!

Randy and Tiffany said...

Hey, I remember Drew! Wow, he looks so big! And it's crazy to see Noah in those old pictures too!! I cannot believe how much he has grown in just the past couple years!!

Carrie Anne said...

You are amazing! I can't believe you're already packing up? wow! It's such a bittersweet time...good luck!

LEX said...

I can't believe you said goodbye to Drew, that is so strange! It was so fun to see the picture of both of them all grown up though. I'm sorry you have to say goodbyes, that's my least favorite part of moving.