Note: Blogger will not let me post pictures after any editing is done....so you'll have to enjoy these with all of their original over exposure and shadows!
I do not have sisters...but these girls are very close to it. I was their nanny for many, many years...I watched them grow up...yet I am always amazed at how much more they've grown each time I see them! They have always been like a second family to me. I feel very blessed to be part of their lives. The girls and their mom (sans Court--she is at GS) came to stay with us yesterday on their way to vacation. It was so fun! A real old fashioned sleepover. We had dinner here and then made a trip to get ice cream. We hung out for the rest of the night and took lots of pictures. (See above) It was great. Carli played Texas Hold' em with Tommy...he said she was pretty good! Then they played UNO...I think she could have stayed up all night playing games. I was just like her when I was young....never wanted to go to bed! Tommy and I both had to work early this morning....so we were feeling the effects of staying up far too late...but it was worth it. We totally enjoyed ourselves.
I was able to meet them for lunch and shopping before they headed out today. We had a delicious lunch outside and then did some power shopping. Camryn got a Hello Kitty from Build-A-Bear (AKA The most expensive bear you'll ever have but you stuffed it yourself so you don't care!) She also got a purse for the Kitty and Crocs for the Kitty. When all was said and done--the Kitty was too heavy for her to carry. The owner of Build-A-Bear is sitting on some tropical island drinking a margarita and getting a foot massage...making millions off of cotton stuffing! Whoda thunk?
Tonight was great, too. We sealed our patio...wait...did I say we? I meant Tommy! And it looks great. For dinner, we went over to Tommy's great aunt's house for a picnic. It was such a perfect night for a eating outdoors. Tommy even took a dip in the pool.
Planning to go to a little riverfront restaurant tomorrow night....a view of the water, food, and wine...you know I'm excited!