When they arrived on Monday we had some fun at Ikea (getting lost in the store--really, I love the store and especially how cheap things are there, but why is it a maze to get out of there??? Oh yeah, sales tactic), and Costco. When asking a Costco mployee where the honey is, he replied, "Right here." HAHAHAHA
Then we had fun watching the Olympics that night.
Aly struggling with carseat technique 😂
On Tuesday we went to toddler gym at our local gymnastics place. It was so fun!
One thing that I loved about their visit was that I was forced to relax. 1) they helped me so much with Ollie, cooking, and cleaning and 2) each afternoon during Ollie's nap we watched a chick flick. Normally during Ollie's nap I just want to tackle my to-do list. But I wasn't allowed to this week, and it was awesome. :) We came home and watched "The Devil Wears Prada." I looooooove that movie. Then I taught my piano lessons, and then we headed to Downtown Disney to walk around and to eat at my & Jared's favorite sandwich shop, Earl of Sandwich. I introduced them to my favorite "Holiday Sandwich" which is basically Thanksgiving dinner in sandwich form. 😋 While we were driving to Downtown Disney Aly & Lauren taught Ollie how to say their nicknames "Albus" and "Lola." SO cute!!!
On Wednesday we went to Wild Florida!! We had the treat of having Jared as our airboat captain. :) It's still surreal to me that he is able to do that. He did a great job on his tour and we saw some awesome gators including some baby alligators. We watched another chick flick and ate french toast casserole, quiche, and fruit salad for dinner. Then we played in the sprinklers outside with Ollie, watched the Olympics, and made a yummy smores dip.
But Mikele was really there in spirit, as her childhood favorite animal stared at us
Thursday we had a fun morning walking around the mall. Then we watched Bride Wars after lunch. I have never seen that movie and it was soooo funny. Later that night I took them to the cutest little town called Celebration. We walked around a beautiful lake and ate some delicious macarons.
It's hard to wake up
Friday was Lola's birthday!! The big 1-8. We went to the beach (true love = sacrifice), played in the waves, played in the sand, and got McDonalds' amazing $1.19 hot fudge sundaes on the way home. We jammed out to music on the drive home and then ate at Longhorn Steakhouse to celebrate Lola's birthday. Then Aly, Ollie, and I went on a walk around our neighborhood.
Saturday we bought some groceries and walked around some other stores. We watched Letters to Juliet in the afternoon, which was also such a cute movie! For some reason we were having a hard time (the whole trip) hearing each other and/or not fully paying attention to each other and kept saying, "What?" to the point where it was so annoying we would laugh so hard each time. We Facetimed our dear family members back home, made a cheesecake for Lo Lo, and took her to Menchies for a birthday treat.
Lo enjoying her new coloring book ☺️
Sunday was wonderful. I loved introducing them to people we have come to love so much here in Florida, and vice versa. It was so fun to have them in YW with me too. They helped me make delicious mango chutney wraps for dinner.
Aly: "Let's do a prom pose"
Happy birthday, Lo Lo!
Monday we made some banana bread, well actually I did because they both were so delirious and hilarious on the couch. Also, Lola had a screaming fit with the vacuum and Ollie hesitantly watched from the couch (😅). Then we watched some of "While You Were Sleeping"--our favorite movie ever!!! Then I had to drive them to the airport. :(
I love family!!! Long live Delta Airlines and eternal families!!! Thanks for visiting, my sweet sisters.