Sunday, June 8, 2008


Not me! For the first time in two years, I am NOT tired! We did the unthinkable and let my parents keep BOTH kids overnight Friday night. They usually come to town about once a month, rent a hotel room, and let Sullivan do whatever his little heart desires for 24 hours. But, Sophie weaned about 2 weeks ago, and has been sleeping in her big girl bed for about a week, so I figured she was probably ready to test the waters. I told mom I was packing Sophie's bags, and she kept laughing. They really did not believe that we would let her go. We have been a little protective of her! (she's our last dangit!) And, she actually did great. As a matter of fact, when I showed up yesterday morning, neither of my kids looked really happy to see me. Actually, if I am being really honest, Sullivan opened the door and asked me to leave. He wasn't relatively happy about spending his special time with nanny and pawpaw with his sister too, but he was ok with it. And, we let him have a few hours yesterday afternoon with them alone. They always have to go get a mall ball at the mall- a little rubber bouncy ball that costs 50 cents, but is a big ritual when they come to town.

We spent four hours at a fun city pool yesterday where Sullivan remembered that he knows how to swim, and Sophie decided that swimming can be fun. But, perhaps the biggest development was that they took the kids to toys r us and got them toys. (not anything new). Sullivan got this car that he and nanny have been looking all over the country for for about 6 months.

But Sophie got her first doll and stroller and bottle. I didn't think she was old enough, but boy was I wrong. Apparently she is a little mommy. She pushed that doll all over town yesterday, and then when we got home, pushed her around our house for about 45 minutes. She stops, gives the baby her bottle (which is hillarious since she NEVER would take a bottle), gives the baby kisses and pats, and then returns to pushing her.

I apologize that the picture is turned sideways, I don't have photoshop on my laptop.

Aaron and I got to go out to eat, watch a movie, and then SLEEP Friday night. It was wonderful. You don't have to worry about any surprise babies, trust me when I say all I desired was SLEEP! Then, the kids both fell asleep at 7 last night, and I fell asleep at 8:30. I can definitely say I am all rested up! What a fun weekend! And, there is still another whole day ahead!


Steve Buser said...

what a wonderful weekend. Thanks Vicky and Aaron for allowing us to spend such quality time with our very special grand babies. They are true joys to both of us and we cherish our time with them and by the way we enjoy being with you guys also. Thanks again for the memories.
Love you all
Nanny and PawPaw

Steve Buser said...

I wonder who Sophie is imitating?