Friday, December 31, 2010
Aunt Rhonda Came to Play
Today, my sister came over to babysit/play with the girls so John and I could go to IKEA for a new couch. IKEA is a child friendly place but unless we wanted to bring two cars (one to bring home the couch and one for carseats) we had to leave our kiddos home. It worked out great because the girls love spending time with Rhonda. She is a Montessori teacher and has a million tricks up her sleeve of fun activities and such. Not to mention her endless patience with kids. Her patience does seem to end with her big sister (me!) though. Anyway, they had so much fun. Before she even got here they told me all the things they were going to show her and do with her. They wanted to show off all their new toys and play candyland.
Rhonda said they played with toys for awhile, ate some lunch and then (with my permission) she took them to go get frozen yogurt for a belated birthday gift. They even got to go to Target to pick out a present. They thought it was their birthday all over again! Tonight at dinner all they could talk about was Aunt Rhonda bought them a new present (sunglasses) and they were so happy.
John and I procured our couch. We went in thinking to buy one couch and left with another one. They were extremely similar styles. The main difference being one had a removable slip cover (not the one we got.) But the one we got was $300 less, which let me talk John into some absolutely adorable cute new chairs for the girls! Which they of course LOVED.