A day after I returned from my double vacation, we had a visit from my old old old old old old friend Lisa and her husband Zane and their three kiddies.
Lisa is my second oldest friend next to Corinne. I met Corinne at age 15; I met Lisa at age 17 during my first year of college. She saved me from an otherwise horrible, stressful year (thanks to a psychotic stalker) by indulging my hippie side (weed, henna, tie dye).
I remember, very clearly, the morning I got the call from her, cooing, in her little girl voice: “Now, don’t get mad (why would I be mad?), but…I’m pregnant.”
She was pregnant with Miss Sadie here (werking the neon wig), who just turned 9! 9 years old! Time flies.
Aurora is a diva. Love the Ugg boots + bathing suit + wig look. These girls were obsessed with my make-up/sewing room–let’s face it, it’s a girly-girl’s dream come true–make-up and wigs and costumes for DAYS.
It was actually hot (summer hot!) when they arrived, so we went to a cool park about 20 minutes away from our house that has a water area for kiddies and a nice off-leash dog area for doggies.
They had a good time.
Lisa and Zane had acquired two new dogs since their last visit. One of the dogs is a wolf, and Zane was worried that she wouldn’t get along with Maggie and Molly.
Luckily, all four dogs got along great. Phew!
Zane is actually really good at poi. The Boy and I never really bothered to learn, but they make for good entertainment pieces when we have guests over.
Orion had a good time with the throwing stick, although he did get yelled at a few times for throwing the ball at the house…and at us.
For dinner I made spaghetti, garlic bread and a green salad.
I think I may have promised that Auntie Liz would give them wigs for Christmas. Note to Auntie Liz: DON’T FORGET.
I did send Aurora and Sadie off with a wooden jewelry box filled with cosmetics I didn’t need/want anymore, a pretty sweet deal. I would have been stoked to get a boxful of make-up at their age (hell, any age!).
In the morning they requested that I do their make-up so I did, tastefully, and then afterwards they took matters (and brushes) into their own hands and caked more on. Go figure.
I’ve been hanging out with kids more, so I can say now that: 1. Spongebob Squarepants is way better than Dora the Explorer and 2. DON’T EVER WATCH FRED THE MOVIE. Life is too short!