Meet Cuties A and B

Hello!  Today I wanted to introduce you to two of my favorite kids in the world.  I babysit for a lot of families, but this one takes the cake.  We're going to call them Cutie A and Cutie B.

I started babysitting for Cutie A and Cutie B when I was a junior in high school.

This is them back then!
Cutie B and Cutie A

I think it was love at first sight and I continue to babysit for them in summers and when I'm home.  They also come visit me here at UVA and in the fall, I even had Cutie A spend the night with me after a football game.

This was them the weekend before move-in day my 1st Year at UVA

The next summer I was lucky enough to go with them to the beach!


We have so much fun together.  Cutie A is a little version of me; our hobbies include splash contests off the diving board, making friendship bracelets, and playing some intense games of Crazy 8's.  Cutie B is a goofball.  He loves to make people laugh and has some good jokes up his sleeve.  

This is currently my desktop background.

Did I mention they like to be silly?

It's funny because Cutie A and Cutie B's mom says she trusts me with them moreso than she does her own mother!  Additionally, this summer, their dad was telling me how someone asked who Allie was in conversation.  Rather than saying, "Oh, she's our babysitter," his response was, "I don't know.  She's like my older daughter or niece or something."  I don't consider watching them a job.  They're like family and we have such a good time together.

Maymont is one of our favorite places to go.

Our picnic spot in the Japanese Gardens

Our last day together last summer!

I wanted you guys to meet them, because, I'll be watching them full time this summer and because they're a huge part of my life.  It's funny, because, my mom has always said that you don't really know what love is, until you have a child.  I love Cutie A and Cutie B so much, that I can't imagine what it will be like to have my own kids someday.  

This summer I'm sure that many of my posts will be about our adventures.

Tomorrow, I'm planning to pick them up from school and take them to see the movie Hop.  I've been feeling a bit under the weather, so I am wishing and hoping that all is better by tomorrow and I won't have to cancel our get together.


  1. They are too cute and look like you are related. You are going to be a great mom.

  2. This is soooo sweet! I love it. I love how you are soo good to them and dedicated a post all to them. They look like great kids and cuties they absolutely are. and you my dear are "Cutie C". You make a cute trio...enjoy the movie!

  3. Adorable photos, and how wonderful to be able to share so much with them..xo HHL

  4. They are adorable! What a fun summer job, I loved to nanny on my summers off!

  5. I was always a nanny during college. They are adorable and I can only imagine all of the fun you have together! Enjoy Hop.

  6. Love this :) They are adorable! It's crazy how fast they grow up. I've been watching the same two kids for the past four years of college and it amazes me everyday!

  7. Aw, I have a family similar to this that I've been babysitting for since I was 14. So great to have that bond ;)

  8. How fun! I've nannied for the past two summers, but am nannying for a different family this summer, and I can only hope that I become as close to them as you have to Cuties A and B! What a wonderful relationship y'all have! I'm sure you'll have a great summer!

  9. This is adorable!!!! I've loved reading this!!! I have one family where I am considered family also. I started babysitting the kid when I was a freshman in high school and as I got older I did more and more for them. Now when I'm in town I just go down there to hang out. The boy is now in 8th grade so I'm more of a driver. I get to go to his confirmation when I get back from school! Have fun seeing Hop!!!

  10. Aaaah love them! They were the BEST to work with on swim lessons! We will def have to do play dates. My cutie is only 2 so I'm hoping to slowly but surely teach her to swim this summer too! Hope she likes to pool haha because we're going ERRYDAY!

  11. These two kids are lucky...as are the parents...

  12. They are cuties, indeed!! I miss my babysitting days! I babysat 2 wonderful kids when I lived in Richmond all thru pharmacy school.

  13. They are precious. What are their ages? The little boy looks close to my son's age.

  14. They are so cute. What a great job! It is so nice to have a job that you love.


  15. They are adorable! I had similar families in high school and college. Now they are in middle school/elementary school. So crazy!

  16. They are so precious and how blessed are you to have them in your life and vice versa! Can't wait to hear about more adventures. I am such a big kid-I am looking forward to seeing Hop too!

  17. They are so adorable. I was a nanny during the summers for a great family and their second daughter is getting married this September. It is a very special bond that never goes away. Enjoy it while you can and take tons of photos. They will be great to show off at their weddings!!!


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