It went pretty well, over all. She came equipped with a stroller, a car seat, a bag of toys and books and diapers and clothes and snacks and God only knows what else... and her little self was quite pleased to be at Nan's. She played with Aidan and Anna for ages, until she finally just fell over from exhaustion. I took her up to bed, and she was having none of that, so I just sat her beside me and eventually realized she was asleep sitting up. When she woke up in the night and realized that I was not, in fact, her mother she decided that things were in pretty sad shape. After a little drink of milk she and I settled in Aidan's bed and she slept on and off for the rest of the night.
This morning was a pleasure. We laid in bed together and played a game involving me kissing her toes about a million times; then sang twinkle twinkle (and other songs from the Nini hit parade). She was totally enthralled with the flowers and rainbow painted on the walls.. Dida and I had painted the room for Maddie years ago. I was thinking how magic it was that Dida's baby would enjoy the art that we'd painted together.
Ike showed up at 9am.. turns out that a baby-free night is fun, but not super fun... As it should be, right?
A few more precious flowers, from Whippletree Junction, for your viewing pleasure.