One of my favorite people came to visit yesterday. Emily, my friend Kristen’s daughter, got to spend the day at my house all by herself, without her silly older brothers tagging along.
Emily was quite excited to have some “girl” time. Her mom called me the night before to tell me that when she picked Emily up from school Friday afternoon Emily asked they were going to “Auntie Kim’s” house right then. When Kristen told her not until the next day, Emily wanted to know how early she got to come over. Ahhh, how cute.
Emily arrived at 11:00. After saying goodbye to her mom and older brother, we got right down to business. Our first activity was baking. Emily has quite the sweet tooth and loves to help in the kitchen so I bought everything we needed to make some bar cookies. Emily is a great help in the kitchen. While I measured, she poured everything into the mixer. Once the cookie dough was finished, she helped with the clean up (licking the spoon and bowls is my favorite part too).
While the cookies baked in the oven, we went upstairs to the art room for some creating. Emily loves arts and crafts. She could draw, color, paint, cut, and glue for hours. If glitter is involved she can do it even longer.
With the cookies all finished but needing to cool we went back to creating. Emily made some beautiful artwork including this lovely abstract portrait of me…
When the creations were finished we checked on the cookies to see if they were ready. They were. I cut us each a piece and we enjoyed it thoroughly.
About 4 hours later her mom called to see how I was doing. Emily and I made her family a plate of cookies to take with her when her mom picked her up. After a fun-filled day, Emily left for home with her mom. Before she left, she asked if I could save some cookies for her to have the next time she came over. So I wrapped up a few cookies to put in the freezer, kicked off my shoes, and spent the rest of the afternoon on the couch. The best part of being an “auntie”…we have a great time together and then she goes back to her own house.