What a wonderful weekend we had with my niece, Anna Kate! I met my SIL halfway and picked her up around 1:30 on Friday. We went to Kevin's office first! She had to see him and help him work!
We had a special appointment to go to Sky High - a place filled with only trampolines and a couple foam pits. It was so fun!
Kevin took us to dinner at Liberty for some soft pretzels!
Then of course a trip to Target was in order. Anna Kate loves two things - Target and the Mall. She asked me multiple times all weekend if we could go to both again and again and again. A lil lady after my heart!
A lil girl overlooking a big city. She thought we were in a hotel! She loves to call where we live "a tower." "I'm going to stay in the tower," she says! Then she asks if we can go down to Kevin's "room."
The next morning, we went to Kevin's "room" to snuggle, eat breakfast in bed and watch Strawberry Shortcake! Then she and I rode the train! That was a big deal! Not sure she knew what to think with all of the random people! That lil doggy is her purse, duh!
Next stop - Children's Library. We checked out 5 books and read them all that night before bed!
Next stop - Disney on Ice! Ariel was essential! She held Ariel the rest of the weekend. PRIZED possession (as it should have been ha!).
Cotton candy of course...
Snow cone in a snow white container - of course! Auntie will buy her anything!
Ready for the show to begin!
Very exciting! She sat on my lap the entire show! I loved every minute of watching her grin ear to ear and clap along with the characters!
Next stop - picking Kevin up at the condo and driving over to the Blues, Brews and BBQ festival! Told yall Ariel went everywhere!
She is obsessed with Kevin!
We came back for a lil break at my condo where she ate Ritz Crackers with peanut butter in bed. She is the Avenue Princess!!!
Avenue lobby waterfall is pretty cool!
How cute is she on my balcony?! Eating an entire thing of lifesavers at once that Kevin gave her....oh my...
Then we walked over to the 4th Ward Oyster Roast. We twirled, listened to music and ate saltines! Ha!
We had dinner at Alexander Michael's then headed home!
Reading in bed time!
Next morning - cooking Kevin breakfast! She cracked every egg herself!
Then she helped me pack some boxes. She wrote everything that was in this box on the outside. Very helpful!
Then it was time to go meet her Daddy halfway! I was so sad for her to go. We miss her so much already!
I have a new appreciation for mothers, for sure! It's 24/7 like my friend Ashley says! Even when I was asleep, I wasn't really asleep, I was worried about if she was awake or needed anything. My SIL taught me all kinds of things like to stick a lil index card in her pocket with important phone numbers in case she got lost. I kept one in her pocket the whole time even though she was attached to my hip every second.
We had so.much.fun and I can't wait for her to come back again soon! Thank you to her Mama and Daddy for sharing her all weekend!