Hooray for people's blogs that I can steal pictures from!! Last Friday was Megann's birthday (Dude, I still have your birthday card sitting on my dresser, Megann. Sorry...), and she invited Ben and I to a "chocolate party." Intrigued and very excited, I set about finding a baby-sitter -- my friend, Patty, kindly volunteered. When we dropped the kids off, Patty's all, "I've been so excited about this all day!" I'm like, "Are you serious??" I personally HATE baby-sitting, and always have, so I totally don't understand people who offer to baby-sit and then actually like it. Anywho, here are some shots from Megann's party. Here is the birthday girl:
After awhile, the girls and a couple of their husbands (mine included) went downstairs to play Apples to Apples, one of my favorite games. Oh, it was sooo nice to be without the kids for a couple of hours. We don't get many date nights. I know that you're supposed to have a date night once a week, for optimal marital bliss, but we just don't have the fundage to pay for baby-sitters, or for dates, for that matter. So this was wonderful for us.
And cute Patty took pics of my kids while they were over there. Well, two of my kids. I guess Ken held Micah the whole time. Patty calls him a Baby Hog. That's how Ben is. If there is a baby in the room, it's his. He won't share. P.S., Sadie calls Ken "Candy." Not sure why, but I think that's pretty funny.
And Patty totally entertained my little munchkins. I cannot believe what a very involved little baby-sitter she was! She actually played with my kids! When I baby-sit, I'm like, um, go in the living room and play with my kids. :) Here is Dylan, in a fort he, Sadie, and Patty made:
And here he is, playing with one of Patty's magnets:
And Sadie, playing magnetic paper dolls. She loves to just play by herself, in her own little world:
And don't make fun of her T-shirt. My mom got it for her! I've actually never seen Hannah Montana before... and I don't really plan on it.
So thanks, Patty P. from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for watching my kids.
And thanks, Megann H. from somewhere in the East? for inviting us. We love getting invited to stuff. :) And happy 28th, you young thang. And sorry I can't remember where in the East you're from. :(