Saturday, January 24, 2009

A Sleepover With Mawna

Kaiya got to spend the night with her "Mawna" (that's what some of our grandkids call me) and we did girl things! We got out the toy beauty parlor that Tiffanie played with 20 years ago and put curlers in each other's hair. We brushed and combed and fussed until we decided we were beautiful! Then we had dinner (gourmet mac-n-cheese and string beans). Next on the agenda was a game of catch. Every time Kaiya caught the ball, she took a bow! And when I caught it, she would stare at me until I took a bow, too! We laughed at each other so hard, we almost cried! Then we curled up in front of the fireplace and watched "The Little Mermaid" together. There's something pretty magical about watching a little girl dance around like Ariel. I could tell she was getting a little tired so we brushed teeth, read a story book, and said prayers before the lights went out. As I sang her a lullabye, I could hear deep breathing and she was down for the count! She slept peacefully through the night and woke up with the biggest smile on her face. For breakfast we shared waffles with peanut butter and maple syrup (just the way Peepa likes 'em) and before we knew it, Dustin and Shalee were at the door to take their little girl home. What fun we had and I bet it won't be long before another sleepover is on the calendar! Love ya Princess Kaiya -- come back soon!