Last weekend Matt and I babysat for some friends of ours. I've had quite my share of childcare experience, but haven't watched children over the course of a weekend so I knew we had an adventure ahead of us.
Frances and Finn are two of my favorite critters. Positively adorable and hilarious and charming all at once.
We started out Saturday with a little mac n' cheese lunch. Thankfully no tears were shed during the good bye mom & dad process...
Then Frances wanted her nails painted. We threw on some Disney and got to work. She opted for pink + sparkles and I followed suit with mine.
Matt had to go home to work on some projects so I took over the rest of the afternoon. I kept remembering my daycare days and how smoother things go when you have an activity lined up. We colored pictures, got out the play dough, and started prepping dinner.
This guy and I had a blast playing with trucks and a ball. Meanwhile Frances sat patiently working on a picture at the kitchen table :)
Matt came back around dinnertime and we ate Chipolte together. After dinner Frances and I baked some sugar cookies... I have a new found appreciation for Pillsbury pre-made dough. So easy... and instant gratification!
They were such great kids: listening to every thing we asked of them, excited about the activities we did together, and just so sweet. Frances told me she loved Matt and I :) Maybe it's because we let them watch three Disney movies over the course of two days?
Bed time rolled around and I fell asleep shortly after. Finn woke up and cried, then Matt sang him a song and he fell back asleep (I about died from the sweetness of this when Matt told me).
Can I just say how weird it is to be woken up by a child crying and not an alarm clock? It's the most surreal thing. I'm grateful they slept in until 7am and not 5am, which certainly could have happened!
Then it was breakfast time right away and I had to head off to work and take some newborn photos. Matt graciously took over and the kids promptly wore him out. As soon as I got back we went sledding... so much fun! :)
And then Amanda and Mitch came home! Matt and I both remarked on how fun the kids were... and how tiring they can be! We loved our weekend with Frances and Finn :)