This weekend we were fortunate to have my niece stay the night and boy was it fun! She was so excited to be here with the kids and she was so good. She is hilarious though. She has never stayed the night anywhere with big kids, so she was a little hyper. I was going to have her sleep in noah's room and move noah into syd's, but somehow they all got it into their little heads to sleep together!
So we layed out their sleeping bags all in a row and we sat down to read a few books. Sydnie was reading ryen a kitty book, where you can pick out which kitty you would want to own, ryen kept jumping up and yelling i want to be a pink kitty!!! Finally at about 9pm my kids fell fast asleep, but ryen was still awake, just laying there with her eyes wide open. I kept checking on her and i would peek my head in and she would look at me and smile, then she would give that big sigh....you know the one where your kids are almost asleep. So I would leave and check again in a little while and she would look at me and smile again! Finally about 10:30 she fell asleep. Oh Boy! The next morning they all woke up at 6am...ready to play. I stood outside the door for a moment and listened to their interaction. They were reading books to each other and I could here a little voice saying I want to be a pink kitty......ha ha. Apparently she remembered the discussion from last night.
That next day we kept her pretty busy, we had to go to noah's tball clinic and then came home and played playdoh and jumped on the trampoline. Sydnie was asking noah and ryen what dinosaur they woud like to be and ryen turned around in all seriousness and says "I want to be a pink dinosaur!" Oh the fun of pink. When your whole world revolves around pink....what to wear, what to color with, what your favorite blanket is, what your favorite cat would be.............
I finally made her take a nap (two hours and she did not move)! When she woke up her mom was here and she went upstairs to get her out of bed.....i guess ryen saw her mom, threw the blanket over her head and said "i want aunt shell!!" oooppppsss. Then we took her to ice cream. a treat that she gets to enjoy when she is with me!!! ha ha. I like to pump her full of sugar and then send her home to her mom and dad. Isn't that what aunties are for?