It went EXTREMELY well.
I went over and picked up my neice and nephew at 11am (they had been counting down the hours, then the minutes, then I was greeted as I pulled into the driveway by 'Aunty Shelley, Aunty Shelley, AUNTY SHELLEY!!!!!).
Oh the excitement! They had their bags packed and on their backs. They were in my car without a backward glance at mum and dad - byeee!. They were ready to start their sleepover!!!
First up we headed down-town for some groceries (missing essentials for baking of goodies for the afternoon), followed by lunch at a fast-food 'restaurant' (I felt sick afterwards and wished I had taken them home for a sandwich!), then home to start the fun stuff!
First off....we made some bread dough....which eventually became jam/ vegemite & cheese scrolls...
|Thanks Picnik for the photo collage capabilities!|
Then some little people went and played in the rain....the mud puddles actually! Oh the mud - I was scrubbing it out of ears and noses and eyes....and as for their clothes, well, mum has a good supply of Napisan so not my problem!!!
Then we made some biscuits....
|The licking of the bowl is the BEST part of making biscuits!|
|Icing the bikkies - thanks Cattle, Kids & Chaos for the idea of using syringes for the icing....so not messy!|
Then we made a 'tent' in front of the telly (well, Uncle Phil did, Aunty Shelley was DONE for a little bit.....!)
And put on a DVD and fell asleep (little people fell asleep that is!). All as per the plan!
In the morning we woke up and cooked bacon and eggs for brekky....
|Aunty Shelley did the eggs - the bacon cooking was a shared task.....|
....before heading down to Nan's to wait for mum and dad to
We found out after the fact that a little boy didn't last the distance of the trip home (out like a light) but a little girl was ECSTATIC and recounted the whole weekend, complete with actions and photos, for mum and dad's viewing pleasure.
I totally LOVE my neice and nephew!
And as I sit here now with my glass of 'something alcoholic' (eg. some bad, nasty, Queensland-er stuff but oh so....alcoholic!) reflecting on a wonderful weekend, I realise I am TOTALLY ready for bed - those kids have worn me out completely!