Friday, September 25, 2009

A special friendship.

What can I say?  
Good ol' Mary Allison!  
At the ripe old age of 14, she is committed to our girls like no other!  
We made a deal back when she was young (13!) that she would come over every Sunday and give me some time to do a little something for me.  It gives me some freedom in the house, and I still get to be home with my girls. 
I love that Mary Allison sees that for Ellie Sue, just sitting and watching her simple WILL NOT DO!  
Ellie is interactive!  She is a full, full, full-time job!  She wants your undivided attention at all times!  

On this particular Sunday, Mary Allison was teaching Ellie how to lift her pinky finger when hosting a tea party.  
Very important stuff!  And please make time to notice the table linens!  
Ellie thinks Mary Allison rocks.  
We think she is pretty grand too!  We call her our surrogate daughter.  
Her mom and dad have done a good job raising her.  I will be perfectly satisfied if my girls grow up with the same values, generosity, and joy that our Mary Allison shares with us.  

See ya Sunday, Masson.  


Beth E. said...

What a blessing to have such a great babysitter!

Katie said...

That's so sweet!

MLP said...

What a sweet post. I know that Mary Allison must love you guys, too. She's a real blessing!

Mary Allison said...

this is makes me want to cry!
i love yall more! hahah!
and love coming over!
thanks for being like a mom to me!

see you sunday!
-merr allllson

Anonymous said...

Love that girl!

tricia said...

She sounds like a treasure!

~Mrs.Hodge~ said...

Mo..just wanted to share...we've got 2 little girls,that I've kept for 14 years and watched grow up just the way that Mary Allison does with your girls. I started keeping them when the oldest (Now 15) was 6 mos, and they literally are like family. Mary Allison more than likely appreciates your girls and family more than you know, and it will be so special to you all to have her around while they grow up!! It is one of the coolest "bonds" to have surrogate family members like you guys!!! Enjoy her!

Amy said...

You rock Mary Allison!! Have a great Sunday tomorrow!!

Kathryn said...

Please thank her parents for such a wonderful young lady!

Belinda said...

Its obivious Mary Allison loves your girls! Good babysitters are so hard to find...looks like you are really blessed.

Carrie said...

Wow, I am reading your post's backwards from newest to oldest (I have been on an internet hiatus of late) ole' Mo goin' and gettin' all sappy on us???? Just kidding. I love that you have such a big heart and appreciation for those in your life. You are one special lady!!!!