Mickey Mouse sleepovers to be exact. I get limited time with the littles,
so I try to make each time over here a little memorable and fun. It may not be much, but these little things they will remember. I know that I do. I had many of many sleepovers at my Aunts house and it was fun having my first Mickey pancakes to my first eggs in a frame. I thought these little things were the best. Thanks Aunt Joyce. This time it was Casey & Jake's turn to sleepover. And Casey's first sleepover at my house, so I needed to make it good.
There was no better way to welcome him, then to make him vacuum right?
No, I'm not that mean, he asked to do it.
Whenever lil' Casey is over, he specially asks for Oatmeal cookies. I didn't have any on hand, so the next best thing was to make some up and let him help.
I don't know about you, but I like music when I cook. Adds a little a extra love to the food right? Casey asked for some Michael Jackson, and we turned it up and we
danced and sang, and now those cookies taste a little bit better.
He thought this mixer was so awesome. He watched it mix and mix ever so patiently and was sure to let me know when he thought it was ready.
After the cookies spoiled dinner, it was time to grill up those Mickey sandwiches.
Dinner was served - and I heard bite by bite of what was being eaten from the ears to the mouth.
It couldn't just be complete with cookies and Mickey sandwiches. We needed to get out the popcorn maker, and a Mickey one to be exact. Freshly air popped popcorn, and the kids were amazed that popcorn could pop like this. I guess this is one of the many differences of the generations. I had jiffy pop and air popped, and they have microwaved. And we so couldn't have just plain popcorn without the lizard sauce. My Dad made this famous phrase up for us as kids. The lizard sauce is also known as melted butter. After they asked me again and again for a little reassurance that this really did not come from lizards, as I'm sure I did with my Dad, popcorn was devoured. And this popcorn maker has been with me for 15+ years, a gift from my Grandfather. It continues to add fun to not only my life but is also passing smiles onto the next generation.
Bath time was full of fun. Casey asked for lots and lots of bubbles and his toy cars.
It's all about the little things, right? We spent a good long time in there laughing and watching him make bubble hats, splash and play, and these just might be some of my favorite photos. It's photos like these that let me know my investment was all worth it. Me and my camera, we will be good long friends.
Just because your bath is over, doesn't mean you cant munch on more cookies.
Ask any of the kids and they know, there is no rules at my house. They
can eat their heart out over and over again until the teeth are brushed.
and when Casey's missing, you know where to find him. Next to the cookie jar none the less.
This is just damn cute.
Morning came with lots of smiles, and playin' with Rufus.
Breakfast time came with none other then not-so-perfect Mickey pancakes.
and Caseys help whippin' up those scrambled eggs.
And I knew my time had come with the camera, when Casey told me enough was enough,
put his little hand up and says "Auntie Nanu, no more photos!"
Fun was had, memories were made and time was spent with one another.
And a little phrase I saw today sums this all up: We already have all we really need.
P.S - All the kids featured on my blogs are not mine. They all belong to my brother Steve and his wife Christi who seem like maybe they have a lot of extra time on their hands or a little something special in their water. This week they will be adding baby #6 to their lively household. And you 'betcha I will be all over that hospital room, with my Paparazzi ways. Don't say I didn't warn ya.