DH & I arrived at DD's house at 8 a.m. and took the almost 3 yr. old and almost 11 mos. old to McDonald's for breakfast. Sierra, the almost 3 yr. old only ate half a hash brown and drank some chocolate milk. Even Brooke, the almost 11 mos. old didn't seem to be hungry. We looked after the girls all morning while DD and SIL went golfing. After breakfast, we took them to the park where Sierra enjoyed riding her tricycle and swinging on the swing. Brooke enjoyed the slide with a little help from DH & I and also loved the swing. When we got back to their house, I put Brooke down for a nap and she slept for over 2 hours. Sierra, DH & I played on the deck. Sierra had a lot of fun with her teddy bear in one stroller and her doll in her sister's umbroller stroller. In the afternoon, while DH, Rob (my SIL) and Sierra enjoyed an afternoon nap, DD & I went shopping with Brooke. She bought Brooke some sandals and a dress for the summer, and 2 summer hats for Sierra.
Supper this evening at their house was very entertaining. Both girls were very hungry and Sierra helped her father eat his chicken parmesan. For a while there, I thought serhe was going to eat the whole chicken breast! She loved it. We also had elbow pasta with tomatoe sauce and Brooke fed herself. DD put some pasta on her high chair tray and she was shovelling it in her mouth with both hands. When she finished the first batch she ate another helping and then a third helping. For a tiny baby, she ate a lot and I don't think I've ever seen such a small baby eat as much as she did. She was so funny and when she had finished eating, she was covered in tomatoe sauce from the tips of her fingers to her elbows and all over her face.
Just before supper, Sierra and I helped her Mommy with her 3rd birthday pary invitations. Sierra's job was to put stickers on the invitations and the envelopes. DD told her not to put stickers on the written portion of the invitations and she was very good aout putting them where it was not covering up the written portion. Then it was time to put stickers on the envelopes. Sierra would give either myself or my daughter a sticker and then tell us exactly where it had to go on the envelope. Talk about a drill sargeant! DD thinks she will probably grow up to be a teacher.
All in all, we had a great day with the little ones today and can't wait to look after them again soon while DD and hubby get a much needed break and can focus on each other and enjoy a meal or two for just the two of them.