Tuesday, June 14, 2011

While Daddy was gone

Daddy was on a business trip in Pittsburgh last week, and my sister suggested that Emma (her 12 year daughter) come and keep us company for a few days.

We had lots of fun!  We picked up Emma on Tuesday, spent the day at Grandma & Grandpa’s house, and then headed back home.  We enjoyed dinner and ice cream at Dairy Queen.  (I  love that place –with coupons, our total was $13 for dinner & ice cream!)

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Alex didn’t get too messy, but Max was coated in chocolate by the time he finished his dilly bar!  Emma was a big help – taking Alex to the restroom, refilling drink cups, etc.

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She helped Alex and Max build a whole new (very cool) track for their Thomas trains. 

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She sat at the counter with them and played PlayDoh for over an hour!

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Check out Emma’s adorable Curious George:

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She came with us to Uncle Jim’s house to go swimming on Wednesday night…

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We sure enjoyed having Emma at our house!  I think the boys would like her to move in permanently!

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Poor Aunt Donna – it should have taken an hour to get here, and it took over TWO hours.  She got caught in a long line of traffic, sat there forever, and then I had to navigate her down random, rain-flooded, country roads to get her to our house.  What an adventure!

We ended up going to a favorite pizza place for a late lunch, and the boys got to skip their nap in order to spend a little more time with Emma & Aunt Donna before they headed for home.

Now it’s back to the same old, boring days with Mommy!  Thanks, Emma, for making the boys days a whole lot more exciting last week!

1 comment:

Kat said...

Sounds like a nice visit!