My sister brought her two kids on an impromptu trip this weekend. It worked out beautifully, as I didn't have any work commitments and was able to rearrange a few other things.
Annie (6) loves to draw and color and is doing an excellent job at reading and writing. When I asked her if she would like to accompany me to the cupcake store to pick up an order, she asked if she could write the cupcake lady a note. I said, "of course! That would make her day!" After the discussion on "what does make your day" mean, she produced this precious note:
Up close shot of the note (and Annie's dirty nail):
And I totally called it - the cupcake lady said it made her day.
We spent time visiting and then my sister wanted to go out with some friends. Larry wanted me to be able to go with them, so he volunteered to watch the kids for us. Aidan (15 months) was asleep when we left and Annie was tucked in watching a movie. I guess at some point the movie ended and Annie came out to ask Larry to put in a new one. Somehow they got into a conversation about swimming. We know this because the very first thing Annie told her mom the next morning was, "Larry said maybe this summer he can teach me to swim like a mermaid! But that I have to learn to swim really good before we can swim in the ocean with the dolphins and sharks."
Before they left, Annie drew Larry a reminder of his promise:
Safe to say it made his day.