For over a month Ella has made plans to spend our first weekend home with us. So on Friday after school her mother dropped her off at our house. Let the fun begin, lol.
I set up "her" room by emptying out a cabinet and some drawers. I also added some paper, pens, card games, a flashlight(it gets dark in our house), and a walkman...yes a walkman, lol.
It's a good thing I made room...the kid came with about 7 or 8 bags. I think she is moving in.
Ella and I playing Sorry....We played many many games. She won some and I won some:)
Her Papa played chess with her. She is a very good player for one so young:
Retro Ella...she digs the walkman, lol:
Later on I introduced Ella to some of my online friends(you know...the ones Mike calls "my invisible friends") Ella introduced herself and my friends were great. They all wrote back to her and made her feel so welcomed. Thank you...you all know who you are:) Ella thought it was the coolest things for people to write back to her. It made her feel special.
She asked everyone what their favorite cookie was and one of the responses was Snickerdoodles...so we decided to make some on Saturday.
We spent fun quality time as a family. Lot of games and lots of fun.
Today we took Ella to town. We needed to run some errands
Ah...to Papa's favorite store...Lowe's. Ella being Ella:)
It was a beautiful day so we spent some time outside when we got home. Ella helped my kick off the gardening year by planting our very first seeds...some lettuce and spinach:) Of course Niki helped us:)
Here is Ella posing while she makes Snickerdoodles:
More fun and games with Papa and I. I taught her to play Skipbo which she really likes. Then we made our own game of Scattergories. Ella and I came up with almost 150 categories and I wrote them all down on small pieces of paper. Ella wrote out all the letters. We made the categories easier enough for Ella to have fun. If anyone wants some categories ideas just let me know. We have plenty.
After games it was girl night. Papa got a break and Ella and I each took our showers and then it was time for the girly stuff.
Ella explained how to put the curlers in my wet hair and we put them in:
Ah...time for the nails:
After the nails dried we made ice cream sundaes and played more games. Now we have to sleep with the curlers in. Ugh..I have never done that before.
Time for the rest of the family to join us. We are back home which means Sunday breakfast at our house:)
The new Ella and I....and no I am not curling my hair again, lol:
Our grandson, AJ. He is growing up now:)
And the "dawtah" as Mike says, lol:
Good times around the breakfast table:
After breakfast we all played our homemade Scattergories. AJ re wrote the letters in magic marker and he helped me come up with about 50 more categories.
We had fun with the kids as always. Mike and I really missed seeing them and spending time with them. We have lots of cool things planned with them this year:):)
I lost Niki after everyone left...ah there she is, hiding, lol:
Some of our deer showing up right outside the front door:
Nicole showed up a few days later to visit. Niki "loves" Nicole:
That was just a quick update of the fun we had with the family. Once the weather breaks we will get back to some work. For now we are enjoying being back home, getting some rest, and catching up with the kids:):)
I will post again on Thursday with something from the kitchen...hmm???
Have a great week.