Every summer, for the past 5 years I think, my parents take Bryn & her cousin to the lake with them for almost a week. They stay at their condo, do some fishing, spend a lot of time in their boat & a day at Silver Dollar City. Bob & I have a free "date week" at home while she's gone & usually go out every night. It's fun... but I miss her like CRAZY when she's gone.
Last summer, which by the way was the last time she was interested in her American Girl dolls, I promised her I'd take care of her "babies" while she was gone. As a side note, she always LOVED all of her "babies" from the time she herself was a baby. She treated them like they were REAL babies too. There was always at least ONE of them that was with us everywhere we went, whether it was the grocery store or a trip out of town. Sometimes I might even have one in their "carseat" in my car, even though she was at school all day. In fact, every time we'd have tornado sirens in the past, she'd panic... grab every single doll in her room, throw them all in a big basket & run downstairs so they were all safe. She was that protective.
So cute. I miss those days.
Anyway... she didn't believe me that I'd take care of them, let alone take them with me when I went out, so of course I had to prove her wrong. Pretty sure people thought I was nutty getting my picture taken with one of her dolls while I was out, but since I really AM nutty... I didn't care. And she loved when I would text her the random photos so it was totally worth it.
She leaves for her annual trip in 2 weeks. Pretty sure now that she's the ripe old age of 12 & pretty much over the American Girl dolls, I'm going to have to come up with something else to amuse her.
These photos were from last summer & the quality isn't great since they were taken with a phone, but I wanted them in the book. Plus I'm all for telling the story... whether you have a photo or not. That's really what will matter the most in the future.
And since I still had the googly eyes out from that Monsters University page I posted the other day... I threw some of those on there too.
And speaking of having photos in the books to tell the stories... my sister texted me tonight & reminded me of something funny that happened on a family trip almost 20 years ago. And it was something I just happened to have a photo of that I managed to find in an old scrapbook. So I texted the picture back to her. Totally hilarious.
Although it really doesn't take much to amuse us, I must admit...