It was our extreme privilege to have a sleepover at our house with Avery last night. We would do this every weekend if we could, and if all our grand kids lived close by it would be a giant weekly slumber party!
I picked up Avery after work and asked if she liked KFC since that's what Grampy wanted for dinner. She wasn't too sure about that but said Mexican rice sounded really yummy. We picked up a large container for her which she was ready to eat right then. All the way home all I heard from the back of the van was, "Yum, yum, yummy!" Smacking lips. "Oooooh, yum, yum, yum." Smacking lips. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. Taco Cabana for the win!
Avery was delighted with the beautiful sugar cookies Kristi had made for our Seminary kids (Kristi gave me 3 to bring home!). I offered Avery 1st choice but she immediately took the plate to Grampy and Kris for first picks. When she realized there wasn't one for me she immediately broke hers in half and insisted on sharing, giving me the biggest piece. What a sweetheart!
We watched Hotel Transylvania with her snuggled between us, and we laughed more at her repeating many of the lines with perfect inflections than we did at the movie. A few Berenstain books later and she was sound asleep for the night.
Pumpkin pancakes were on the menu for breakfast, and Avery had lots of fun setting a Valentine table for the two of us (Grampy was already at work and Kris didn't want to join us, even after her sweet invitation).
And then it was off to her riding lesson.
Riley was intent on catching the chickens!
Look at that girl go!Avery has a very vivid imagination and is a great story teller. Here are two gems from this weekend:
- After hearing all about the fun Valentine Party at school where she ate lots of chocolate and received a balloon, she told me that her teacher was trying to get everyone to be quiet. She was the only one who listened, and the teacher told Avery that she could have all the balloons. So her mom took all the balloons and hid them in the hallway so the other kids wouldn't know, and now they are all in Avery's room.
- She has a real live pet snake, named Carlos George Joy Gonzalez. He sleeps on her head. (Ayrel told me that they have put a big stuffed snake above her bed to eat any bad dreams).
What a treat to have grand kids living close by! I'm savoring every moment, and wishing I could enjoy all of them equally.