My sister and I both have 2 children – and both a son and daughter. My son is 7 1/2 and my daughter is almost 5. Her twins are 4 1/2. The kids really enjoy having “switcheroo” sleepovers, where the boys sleep at my house and the girls sleep at her house.
Hannah, who rarely plays with dolls, loves playing princess and dress-up with her cousin and spending time with her aunt and uncle. Noah adores both of his cousins, but has a blast having another boy around who can keep up with his endless amount of energy!
Our 1st trip after we got home was to Oley Valley Feed to get some feed for the critters and some fence supplies. Then we went over to The Oley Turnpike Diner for lunch…
and to see the animals in the petting zoo. It was so cold and windy, but the kids liked all the animals plus they got to feed them crackers! The donkeys were the loudest and one sounded like it was crying!
After we got home, the boys rode bikes outside…
…and cut down some bushes. In 10 years or so, they’ll be a pretty good grounds crew! 🙂 Oh, while we were outside I introduced my nephew to “Aunt Kim tissues”, too… (the edge of my shirt or sleeve for little noses).
When the boys got too cold we went inside where they wrestled and played cars. After dinner, they watched some tv and snuggled with Fastnacht, our house bunny.
Sunday was even colder and windier, but they boys insisted on riding bikes again. They managed to stay outside for about an hour in the morning and again in the afternoon. They perfected riding on ice (which was nerve-racking for me), but at least my nephew had training wheels on his bike!
We visited the sheep, but the sheep didn’t want any attention since we didn’t have food. My nephew got to see his favorite sheep, Fiona, who he said was “all grown up and beautiful”.
At lunch Dave opened his venison (or benison!) summer sausage from Shaffer Venison Farms. After I ate some the boys each tried some. We sent some sausage pieces home with my nephew because he liked it so much and that night I got a text from my sister, “Is this really deer sausage? … He wants me to get him more. He was so excited when he remembered he had it.” I know what he’ll be getting for his birthday this year!
After lunch the boys rode bikes again. We played with the cats…
…and played “Octonauts” (a Disney show) while snow flurries swirled around! The kids’ fort was their headquarters and the bikes were their Gups (submarines). At one point my nephew asked for a tissue and I told him I didn’t have one (hoping to go inside – I was freezing!). He said, “What about an Aunt Kim tissue?” Haha!
Everyone had a wonderful weekend and I love having my nephew stay with us! I think we were all tired out by Sunday afternoon and slept well Sunday night!
(I was very happy to have my baby girl home again, too!) 😉