On Monday, I headed out to my brother's house to watch my nephews for the evening as my brother and his wife got back late from their weekend getaway (my parents watched them over the weekend). I hadn't had them to myself since back in June so was well overdue for some one-on-one time. We went out for dinner at a Thai restaurant (my nephews have such well-developed palates thanks to their parents exposing them to lots of food)!
After dinner we went back to their house and played 3 different board games: a Scooby-Doo jenga-type of game, uno attack, and Zingo. They basically put themselves to bed and I just had to let them know when to turn their lights out so it was an easy peasy and fun babysitting gig!
On Tuesday night, my college girlfriends and their kids came over for the annual gingerbread decorating party that I host each year. We've had this tradition going for over 6 years and it's one of my favorite nights of the year.
|Anything goes as "aunt" Lisa's. I think we have a picture of Elliot getting a mouthful of frosting every year!|
|The kids and I with our finished houses!|
On Saturday, my sister-in-law had planned a brunch with her family and Santa showed up! It was fun to see the kids sit on his lap and make their requests. I was impressed by how short their lists were, though, as they mostly asked for one thing each.
I was there for less than 24 hours as I flew home on Saturday night but I am so glad I was able to see them.
I got home around 7:30 on Saturday night and then spent the rest of the weekend soaking up quality time with Phil as we barely saw each other last week thanks to my crazy schedule. It was very nice to end the weekend on a low key note and thankfully the week to come will be much quieter!
What were the highlights of the last week for you?