Saturday, May 15, 2010

Saturday with Aunt Lulu!

Earlier last week I called my sister-in-law to see if I could steal my niece for the day on Saturday and spend some time with her. It's so important to me to develop that relationship with her and have the one-on-one time. Especially now that she has a sister on the way and it will be even more important when Miss McKenzie Grace makes her arrival in August.

So this morning I picked her up real early



and we headed to the local park so she could play on the playground. It is a beautiful day today and we had a blast. I hadn't spent much time at the park in years and this brought back so many memories because I used to play on this playground so much when I was little.

Enjoy the pictures...

















Views of the park.





Then after the park I told the munchkin I would make a little detour for her...



and let her pick out a couple of toys.

I'll take 100 of these in my cart please :)


Choices, Choices, Choices...


Pleased with one of her selections!


Then we came back to the house and hung out and watched the movie Snow Dogs and played with her new toys and here she is showing off some more cuteness...





My Grandma also came over during this time because I knew she would want to see her and so I gave her a call and she joined us for a little while. We went and grabbed a bit to eat.



Funny story... She was really wanting McDonald's and call her spoiled (or me a good Aunt, haha) but I went and picked her up a happy meal and then we took it to Sonny's and she ate it there while we ate Sonny's BBQ!

After spending a majority of the day with her I am pretty certain that 4 year olds have PMS, haha!!! Her mood changes from minute to minute, more like second to second. First she's hot, then she's cold.... figure it out girl, haha!!!

But I love her so so much. Lulu is her name for me and melts my heart when she says it. As you can see there were no pics taken of myself and my Grandma. The camera was pointed elsewhere, LOL! I know this is niece overload here but she makes being an Aunt one of the greatest joys of my life.

8 comments:

Paige said...

Aren't they a joy? I love spending time with my two nephews. I can't imagine loving them more. So glad you had a great day with her!

Rosie said...

That's so sweet! I can't wait till someone has a little girl in my family. And I love her freckles! lol.

Staci said...

You ARE a good aunt! I love the name Lulu..so cute! And she's a doll! I love my nieces & nephews, too! I can't imagine NOT having them.

Rebecca Jo said...

I bet you are the coolest person in the world to her! Taking time to spend with her... she'll love you forever!

Am I seeing a resemblence too? I think she may look a lot like her Aunt Lauren!!!!! :)

Jordan said...

She is so stinkin' cute! And I absolutely love her dress! :-)

Jacquie said...

What a great aunt you are to her!! She will never forget these times with you!

Aishlea and Brandon said...

What a fun day! :) You're a good Aunt Lulu! AND she is just so cute!

Faith said...

Oh, she's so cute!! I bet your time spent with her is a lot like my time with my niece. I have a feeling they would get along great! So glad y'all had a great time together!