My cousin Julie and her daughter came to stay with us and Heidi had so much fun playing with Aislin. They hit it off right away. John and I had Kayla come over around 4PM that day because she would be watching Heidi that night. Our entire family would be at the party, the local family, and I did not have my "usuals" around to watch Heidi. John and I have never left Heidi alone with anyone that is not family. I toiled for weeks on who I was going to ask to watch Heidi and Kayla seemed like the perfect choice. Kayla was one of my dancers from last year and a few years prior - sweetest girl ever. You know I have to think highly of someone if I am going to ask them to watch the most precious thing in my life :)
We arrived with cookies for party favors and a basket of toys for props for the photo booth section. In the end the props were worn all around the dance floor and I think they were a hit. I personally enjoyed a little Mardi Gras mask. The food was amazing - like really amazing. The dance floor was fun - too much fun for this pregnant lady and I paid dearly for it the next day. Oh goodness, my legs and other parts of my body were killing me. Several people thought I might have been trying to induce labor. I am not sure if that meant my dancing was spastic or I was just doing such amazing dance moves that they were impressed. I am going to choose the latter.
We got home pretty late and Heidi was super excited to see her mommy, but she had a great time with Kayla! I told Kayla not to worry about putting her to bed because that would be a lost cause. Very few people can get this child to sleep. Sometimes even I have issues. This makes me contemplate melatonin more and more....which I never knew so many people gave their children melatonin. Raise your hand if you do this so I can take a poll. John said he thinks Heidi is a lot like me when it comes to sleeping and that her mind just cannot shut down. I know I have a very hard time with that at night.
Sunday we all went over to my parent's house for a little oyster roast - I had a burger. Then everyone left and we went home for a nap! It was a full and tiring weekend with Lyndsey's dinner on Friday, the party on Saturday, and the family oyster roast on Sunday. Some pictures are from my cousin Julie who I have officially deemed the family photographer :). I woke up on Monday praying for another day of rest....