IMG_4232Do you remember me talking about the weekend we spent with Abby as our guest?  Well, since then I’ve been trying to get her back here but something always comes up that prevents our slumber party reunion.  Finally, I got to steal her away for a night a couple weeks ago!

Just like last time, she was a total joy to have around.  She was more helpful than anything else and did a good job entertaining Catherine.  In fact, Chris and I actually spent more quality time together as a family than we usually do, because we put out a big pallet on the floor and watched Shrek and All Dogs Go to Heaven while we sat there eating pizza and banana splits.  Sans smart phones.  We had no choice but to pay attention to the movie because she asked us questions about it constantly.  We should do that more often.  It was fun.

IMG_4183IMG_4189The next morning we walked to breakfast and then the park.  Abby is by nature a leader of the pack sort of girl, and she had the entire playground following her doing her bidding (causing helicopter moms to silently freak out as their kids played with sticks and got their hands dirty!).  I tried to take some pictures but Abby is going through a phase where she is very impatient about having her picture taken and hides from the camera.  So here they are.

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Oh – this is pretty cute.  Catherine pretty much loves Abby to pieces.  She watches everything she does.  In the morning, she woke Abby by yanking on her arm and hair.  She laughs and smiles when she sees Abby.  And gives her hugs and kisses.  It’s so sweet. 🙂

The only time I had “trouble” was when I tried to get Abby in the car to go home.  She dragged her feet, told me, her tone almost menacing, “you know Hellie, I am not happy about this.”

Next up, having more than one niece/nephew at a time over for a slumber party!  We love our nieces and nephews!  And Catherine loves her cousins.

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