Ok, so I have adequately defended myself. All I can say is that I have used Baby Tylenol in case she hurts and have lathered her with aloe. And... I will go look for BullFrog!
SO, this is a big chunk of the crew who showed up tonight. Ellie was pretty fired up to see her cousin, Madison! ANd Maddi is keeping them stocked in tutus. See the two on the bed? And see my weird babysitter, Masson's, face in theis picture? She was being funny.
This is the teenage crew. Or a few of them. That is Katelyn, our second babysitter of the trip in the white tee. Zack came along to help with all the non-driving teen boys who do NOT want to hang out their moms!
We had a fancy dinner of pizza, bought for us by Johnnye. We were supposed to go see Earth, Wind, and Fire and Chicago in concert! But, with all of them travelling all day today, they were tired, so we just chilled on the balcony.
This is the balcony. I wonder if there is a weight limit?! ANother reason we chilled on the balcony...
The TIGERS were playing! Masson got my girls all dressed alike for the guests' arrival. Of course, these were on the sale rack at Wal Mart too. I think $2.50 for the shirts. I mean it! The bows, on the other hand, were like $6.50. RIDICULOUS!Hey Gabbi Girl. YOu are so cute.
ANd her mama has some CRAZY hair! This is what you call no make up, no hairbrush, and quite frankly, no bath after a day at the beach!
My handsome first born nephew was here. As were a handful of cheerleaders from our hometown, so he was a happy boy! Todd and Staci needed to share a little bonding time! As did Emma and Ellie! Emma didn't bring a friend this trip, so she will be "helping" a lot with the little girls. Ellie thinks she is Emma's best friend, because, remember she thinks she is the same age! SO, she will be all about it! And besides, Emma had french fries! So.... she is an immediate hit with my little vacuum. The teasing has already begun. This is Maddi running from Ellie with BOTH sippy cups, and even looked like she was looking to HIDE one of them just to ensure Ellie wouldn't be able to get one! Gonna be an interesting week!
And Emma, I know that is you! Just threw these in there, because I thought they were cute.
THis one too!
Don says he thinks Maddi is the female version of Jake Owen! For several reasons. One of which is how much that kid LOVES her Aunt MO. Don always says, "I think he must have sent her a message to take care of you!" She jumped down out of her mom's arms and ran right to me when she saw me. She lay on my shoulder and just chilled... loving on me and being content to just sit with me. Jake used to be the same way. I love it. I have always loved being an aunt!
And after a very full day, we took these girlies home for a sink bath, some cheese and turkey and then nighty night!
Gabbi actually got sweet potatoes and bananas. She isn't eating much lately, because she LOVES to self feed herself and baby food seems to bore her! She would feed herself those star puffs all day long! Todd actually said, "Mel, we need to watch this one. She may develop an eating problem. She eats a lot!" Dude. We have a LONG time to worry about that! and for now, I am NOT worried!
Doesn't that smile just make you want to smile?This is KK, aka Katelyn, from home, giving bath number two!
And here's wishing you all a happy weekend. If you are reading this weekend, comment! We usually don't have many visitors on the weekend. If you show up, I will show you a VIDEO from today ! I finally found my FLip camera! Yay me.