Saturday, August 29, 2009

Nieceful Memories

One of the hardest things to leave behind besides my kids are my beautiful nieces and nephew. I have 8 nieces and 1 nephew. My nephew, Parker, lives in Texas and I don't get to see him very often. Three of my nieces (Fiona, Sinead, Ciera) live in Delta, Utah and I don't see them often enough either. The other 5 (Megan, Melanee, Madison, Mikayla, and Lillie) all live in the Salt Lake area and so I have spent much more time with them at family gatherings for birthday's etc.

I love all of these kids so much.... as much as I love my own kids. I have tended them, had them over for sleepovers often, sometimes for my nieces that live further away, they have even spent part of their summers with me. We have done many fun activities together. Last summer we had so much fun having swimming parties at my home in our pool. We love getting together often for games and movies and so many other things. Parker usually comes during Christmas and sometimes during the summer. Last Christmas I took Parker snow sledding for the very first time. He had a ball and we made wonderful lasting memories.










So with me moving so far away from everybody, and knowing I will be missing out on the birthday's, possibly Christmas and Thanksgiving and all the many other get together's, I really wanted to spend some time with these kids before I moved. The Sunday before I moved I was able to take Megan, Melanee, Madison and Mikayla on a special date with Aunt Sherrie. We decided to go to Chuckee Cheese's. And we sure did have a wonderful time. Besides the usual, Pizza and watching the Chuckee Cheese show on stage, the kids spent their tokens and got lots of tickets to go towards prizes. We also were able to get our photo's taken together in the photo booth. They each got a photo of us together to take home, and I also got a duplicate set for myself. It was so much fun spending that one on one time with them. Mikayla's birthday was in a couple days, and she kept saying that it "seemed like she was having a birthday today".

Mikayla & Me

Melanee & Me

Megan & Me

Madison & Me

I am so glad they had fun and enjoyed being with me as much as I enjoyed being with them. I only wish I would have had the chance to do the same with all the other kids. I love you all so much and I really do hope I can see you soon!!

1 comment:

Valerie said...

Cute pictures at Chuck-E-Cheese!