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!)
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.
She helped Alex and Max build a whole new (very cool) track for their Thomas trains.
She sat at the counter with them and played PlayDoh for over an hour!
Check out Emma’s adorable Curious George:
She came with us to Uncle Jim’s house to go swimming on Wednesday night…
We sure enjoyed having Emma at our house! I think the boys would like her to move in permanently!
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!