Haley & Great Aunt Jean on 4th of July weekend
Next, the fantastic Julie Davies!!!! What amazingly lucky people Chris and I are to have sudo-married into the Davies family. Julie is Lane's mother-in-law and when we had our first nanny crisis, she volunteered to take a day! An entire day once a week and Haley isn't even her grandchild. I quickly accepted her offer, of course! Miss Haley receives grades for each day Auntie Julie watches her and so far, we've had nothing but A+ after A+!
Julie(A Team) Davies and Hales
The adorable and highly capable Dawn Davies relieves Julie at noon on Wednesdays. The Davies girls are lifesavers! They love Haley as if she were one of their own! They get A++ in my book.
Dawn & Haley
After our 2nd nanny quit to work at Tmobile with no notice (after she'd been "sick" with mono for several weeks), Chris and I were nearly at wits end. We had Wednesdays covered, thanks to the Davies girls, but had no one to watch Haley for my other 2 work days. We interviewed a few college girls, but they didn't seem up to the commitment we were looking for. On a whim and a prayer, I asked my next door neighbor, Sharon, to consider taking those days. She readily accepted and wanted to do it just to be a good neighbor. Chris and I insisted on making donations to Lexie's (their adorable daughter) college fund. This Monday, before the 1st day I was to leave Haley with her, I took over some essentials. Sharon showed me the room Lexie had set up for Haley. She had brought out all her old baby toys and books, spread blankets on the floor and set up a diaper station! I couldn't believe it! I was nervous Haley wouldn't be on her best behavior (we'd had a few hysterical crying situations with a fill-in nanny). I shouldn't have been concerned. I went home for lunch and stopped in at Sharon's to take Haley for an hour. Our little angel was curled up asleep on Sharon's chest, as happy as could be.
Our fantastic neighbor Sharon and Haley
We are so blessed to have such wonderful women in Haley's life. I'm thrilled to be back at work, part-time. It seems like the perfect balance for me. So, thank you, thank you, thank you to all of our lovely ladies that care for Haley. You have made all the difference in our lives!