Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sleepovers and Strikes

So while my sister-in-law, Sallie continued to recover in the hospital from her c-section, my precious niece Makayla spent the weekend over at our house. Sophie was beyond excited to have her sweet cousin stay here, and couldn't wait to have some fun, girly playtime with her BFF. 
These two are quite the pair and absolutely LOVE being together!
I was telling Sallie on the phone the other day that these two girls are NEVER still. They hop, bounce, jump, or dance anywhere and everywhere they go!
Such sweet girly girls!
On Friday night, after we got the kids bathed and into their comfy PJ's,  Shane and I decided to surprise them with a quick run to the Dunkin' Donut! 
There's nothing like a little treat to start the weekend off right!!
 And with Makayla here for the night, we had a reason to celebrate.
This was Makayla's VERY FIRST sleepover EVER!!!!
She did GREAT though and there were no tears shed at all.
Only silliness and giggles filled our night! 
Saturday morning, we woke up and headed to the bowling alley with our sweet friends, the Robinson's!

  It was "kids play for FREE day" at our local lanes, and we took full advantage of this AWESOME deal!
Sophie was a HOOT to watch bowl. She would chuck that big ole' ball down the lane, and to her it didn't matter how many pins she'd knock down---
her reaction was always the same each time...ECSTATIC!!!
Hudson, on the other hand, was a much more stoic kind-of bowler.
He was a man with a plan and he brought his game face.
And just like a little pro, after each turn he would step back, but his hands on his hips, and watch his ball hit the pins.
  Of course, this was Addy-Kate's first trip to the bowling alley and it came as no surprise that she absolutely LOVED it!  
 However, I do think that overall she was most impressed with her "bowling shoes"!
The girl has a thing for shoes and was completely infatuated with her navy and white Velcro sneakers. 
After playing several rounds of bowling, we had all worked up quite the appetite. 
Pizza Hut was unanimously voted as the place to go eat and where
I think each of my children ate their weight in food.
We were quite a hungry crowd!

Sleepovers with cousins, hanging with family, and bowling with friends...what a great way to spend the weekend;)






6 comments:

Melanie said...

Oh, what a sweet, sweet weekend full of such joy! I absolutely LOVE all the bowling photos! Sophie is a hoot & I just love her enthusiasm for all that she does!! And little Hud-hud is ever the handsome little man! Love him, too! And ALL of your family!

The Nelson Happenings said...

Bowling looks like a ton of fun for the little one's !!! Such great photos !!!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Sounds like fun! What a fun way to keep her entertained for the weekend!

Michelle said...

So fun! I don't think any donut shops around us are open in the evening! :( Sweet times!

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

Great pictures of a fun weekend! I love your new photo header!

Love Being A Nonny said...

Once again, I Amin awe of you and your sweet family!