Once a month, Angie comes over to my house for a Sleep Over. It is her time to just be with me and not have to compete with her sister. I gave her and Jenny a suitcase with wheels a while ago, and they just love packing things into their suitcase and dragging them around. Jenny isn't old enough yet to do a Sleep Over with Nana yet... but it won't be long.
Sunday night was Angie's night to come over, her whole family was already over here for a birthday party for her Dad. About 8:00 pm she reminded her parents that it was late and that they should probably go home and get Jenny to bed. She is pretty protective of her Sleep Over time.
When they first came over for dinner I told her to just take her suitcase into Lauren's room and we would set it all up after her Mom and Dad left. But just minutes after she arrived, she told me that our room was ready. Here is what I found!
Her pajamas were laid out with slippers included. She had tomorrow's outfit laid out on the baby bed. She had on the night stand 3 stuffed animals and one toy and blanket. On the bed she laid her scriptures. Her suitcase on the floor was zipped back up and then her favorite pig was on the floor, with a pillow and blanket...yes, this girl gets serious about her Sleep Over at Nana's. I know she is only 5, but I do hope she remembers these special days we have together.
By 9:00 pm she was ready for bed and we did all the nightly routine, song, scriptures, prayers, sip of water and brushing her teeth and then she was ready. She told me not to stay up too long because we had lots to do the next day. At 6:00 am she woke me up and was almost bouncing she said "Nana, wake up it is our Sleep Over Day and we have lots to do, are you ready to go down to the sewing room?" I smiled sleepily, and tried to explain to her that it was too early and that we should go back to bed and sleep some more. Then I reminded her not to wake me up until the clock had a number 9 on it! She did just that, she was just too cute.
How blessed I feel that I live close enough to my grandchildren to play a big part in their lives right now, I know that might not always be the case with all of them, but for sure we are going to have some traditions to hold on to and continue for all of our future grandchildren. ( Not that I am hinting or anything ! :)
Good night dear friends!
"A grandmother is a babysitter who watches the kids instead of the television." ~Unknown
"Our grandchildren accept us for ourselves, without rebuke or effort to change us, as no one in our entire lives has ever done, not our parents, siblings, spouses, friends - and hardly ever our own grown children." ~Ruth Goode
"There's no place like home except Nana's!"
"Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just you all day and now the day was complete." ~Marcy DeMaree