Monday, May 20, 2013

Peyton Sleeps Over

This weekend Peyton slept over my house.  It should never be called a "sleep" over b/c there is very little actual sleep.  But I digress.  It is always a lot of fun to spend one-on-one time with either Peyton or Ella and this weekend was no different.  Hope you are ready for a picture overload! (FYI Peyton still had her curly "dance" hair from professional picture night).

Saturday I picked Peyton up and asked her if she wanted to pick a restaurant nearby (near her town) or if she wanted to go back to Boston and walk to a place near my apartment.  She picked option 2.  Would you believe I forgot my iPhone at my apartment when we went to dinner!? Shocking I know but don't worry I made up for it the rest of the weekend.  So we went to dinner then the the Charles River to feed the ducks  and play on the playground burn off some energy and ended the night with ice cream!

Sunday Peyton was up at 6:30 AM and ready to go.  "I want to get dressed.  When can we get dressed?  When can we go do fun stuff?"  I held her off for an hour with a couple tv shows and then we were off.  We walked to breakfast at a diner in my neighborhood, then took a quick stop at Target for sunglasses for Peyton (we got Ella a pair too) and then spent the day at the Boston Common.  A Swan Boat ride, a balloon hat, a picnic lunch, a ride on the merry-go-round, visiting the swans and more were on the agenda!

It was such a beautiful day in Boston.  We had such a nice time.  Peyton loved doing everything and wanted to do it all over and over! I kept her to one ride on the Swan Boats and one ride on the merry-go-round with a promise of coming back for a future visit.  Oh and she begged to "ride the subway" but I told her next time (it was easier to drive since I had to bring her home after).

Peyton at 5 1/2 is a lot of fun to be around.  She talks A LOT and the majority of her talking consists of asking questions.  I forgot just how exhausting that is.  Ha!

"Jodi why did you park here? Is this your parking space? Do you always park in this space? What if someone else parked in your space. . . ?"

"Why do you go in this door? Do you always go in this door or only when you get your mail? Who is that package for? Do you know him?"

"Why are you driving in this lane? Can you drive fast on the highway? Why did you move over to a different lane? Are we on the highway? Are we getting off that exit?"

"Why is the swan sitting on the nest? Are there eggs under there? Will she get up?"

"Do ducks have teeth? Do geese have teeth? Will they bite us?"

"Can we go on the merry-go-round now? Can we have lunch yet? Can we have a snack? Can we blow up the beach ball?"

That my friends is just a sampling of the questions.  She really did ask me questions all weekend long.  It is too funny to see how their brains work.

We met up at an ice cream shop for the "exchange" and Ella really liked her new sunglasses that Peyton picked out!  And since we were there we had to get some ice cream!  Warm weather weekends are the BEST!!!! 

Linking up with Leeann for Monday Morning Gossip. 


  1. Omg Peyton is so adorable, Jodi you are the best aunt a little girl could ask for (and are going to be SUCH a great mom!)
    She looks so adorable in her sunglasses and all of the questions cracked me up hahaha xo

  2. Sounds like such a fun weekend - Peyton is so cute! Love the picture of the duckling :) xx


  3. Great photos! I especially love the one in the slide. You're an awesome aunt!

  4. SOOO CUTE! I love it. The questions they ask are exhausting but so hilarious.

  5. You take amazing pictures! You always do such a great job capturing the moments. Looks like you two had a perfect weekend :) My 6 year old asks a thousand questions a day too! It's such an interesting stage to see how they are interpreting the same situations that we take for granted as common.

  6. Love the pictures!! Looks like you two had so much fun!!


  7. Haha! Oh 5 1/2 year olds! You have to love them. She is adorable! Glad you guys had a great time together!

  8. They are both so cute! You must be so proud. Love little girls! So much fun and so exhausting!

  9. they are so adorable! and SOOOOO lucky to have you!! :)