Today I got to see my niece and nephew- Mattingly & McCoy. I absolutely love these kids and haven't seen them since February!! I hate being so far away from them, but so thankful for the time that I do get to spend with them. I went down today couldn't wait to play. And we did just that!! On my way down there my sister in law calls and said that Mattingly wanted a corn dog, so I stopped at Sonic and got her a corndog! She loved it and McCoy got one too. Then I had their Easter baskets from Nana & Poppy (my parents) so we got right into the candy! These two LOVE candy! They also had bubble blower guns- they have a thing for bubbles. So we played with bubbles for a while and yes I had bubbles all over me, jeans covered in it but did I care- NO WAY!! We were having to much fun. Then we just played and played. Worked some puzzles, played on the Zippity, played with the baby dolls(a BabyAlive doll that you feed and then they "fill their diaper" well this one got it all over me so adding to the bubbles all over me now i had nasty baby alive food on me!!)- you know just a little of it all! Then we decided to go outside. Both love to walk so we got the wagon out and went for a "short walk". My brother Matthew and I and Hannah got the wagon for Christmas. They love it- Mattingly have to have me to pull her in the wagon. She also wanted to pull McCoy! After the walk we went back and blew some big bubbles, played on the swing set and had a mini kick ball game!! Then came my favorite thing-playing with side walk chalk!!! I LOVE THIS STUFF!! We all drew pictures and Mattingly's favorite thing was to draw a baseball for her daddy!! Precious!! Awesome time outside! They LOVE being outside! I can't wait to spend time with them this summer- they're at the perfect ages 3 and 18 months!!
When we went back inside we played ring around the rosie, hide and seek and by far my favorite thing, Mattingly has a CD with kids church songs on it and she sang!! WOW she is one amazing girl!! :) I loved hearing her sing the songs! And McCoy even knew some of them!! Then it was back to more hide and seek!! She is so funny playing this game!! And we ended the night with a tea party!! Pretty successful day if you as me!! The worst part was saying bye! McCoy was already sleeping but Mattingly gave me the biggest hugs and kisses!! Saying bye is aways the worst! All good things must come to an end...I suppose!!
I'm so thankful for Mattingly and McCoy! They're are super special to me! I can't believe how fast they're growing up! I feel like just yesterday Mattingly was born and I stayed up all night at the hospital, went to my classes all day at FHU, and then back the hospital!! And never seemed tired- I think I was on a high!! ha They're such a blessing to me and I love having them around to help me appreciate the little things in life!! And most importantly I'm thankful that they're healthy little kiddos!!
Here are a few pictures from the days adventures!
2 my sweet boy...
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