Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Slumber Party

Since it was a long weekend, Mother allowed me to have JJ and Riley over to spend the night on Sunday. I was so excited for JJ to meet Riley, and a little nervous that they wouldn't like each other. But I needn't have worried. JJ and Riley hit it off right away.

 We found out that Rileyis an incredible card player. She beat JJ and I at 3 games of Uno! She says she played cards with her grandparents all summer.
Since that was hungry work, we raided the kitchen for some cookies and watched a movie. It took us a long time to decide on a movie. JJ wanted Pirates of the Caribbean, Riley wanted Ice Age, and I wanted The X-Files. Guess what we decided on? Nope, I didn't get my way. None of us did, in fact! Gillian came in and said she wanted to watch The Secret Garden. Since I'm such a great older sister I agreed. It was a good movie.
 Next we took some pictures. This is the only one that turned out good. Apparently none of us was very photogenic that day. Hey, it was a long weekend, we were supposed to be lazy!
 Around bedtime we got into our pajamas and played stuffed animals.
The next day after breakfast (bagels and peanut butter!) we played outside and then went to Riley's house for lunch and to bake brownies. Aaron was out so we didn't have any help with the baking, but we did a sufficient job...of making a mess! But don't worry we cleaned it up. The brownies were uber gooey since I don't think we baked them long enough. But they were delicious!


  1. Hi Emily,

    Sounds like you had a fantastic Labor Day weekend!
    That was really nice of you to let Gillian pick out the movie. I probably would've chosen to watch The Secret Garden, too. The human loved watching that movie with friends when she was younger, and she's still rather obsessed with it.

    Brownies - yum! Have you ever tried putting peanut butter on them? Sometimes I find that brownies are too sweet, and the peanut butter provides the perfect contrast to the extra sweetness. Plus, peanut butter + chocolate = melt in your mouth deliciousness! Anyway, I thought I'd mention it, since I know how much you love peanut butter. ;)


  2. Looks like a really good time! I'm glad your two friends could be friends also! :-)

    I'm glad you enjoyed your holiday.


  3. Sophie,
    I love PB with brownies! My favorite is chocolate brownies with PB and cream cheese frosting swirled in. "The Secret Garden" is a good movie. I liked Mary's dresses, though I would never wear them myself.

    I'm glad JJ and Riley get along, too. It would be way too hard to choose between them.


  4. Aww, looks like you all had a great time. Sleepovers are the best! The Secret Garden is a really good movie. And nothing's better than a gooey brownie! =)

  5. Yummmmmm a gooey brownie .. what a wonderful snack to make and eat .. mmmmmm

    We love sleep overs at our house too, our tradition is to have rootbeer floats for our sleep overs because that was what Grandee always made Mama as an extra special treat. Pizza is another good sleepover treat we love.

    Soooooo glad that your two friends can be friends as well that is such a tension breaker for sure.


  6. I love brownies, especially with whipped cream. SO GOOD. :)
    Fun sleepover- hopefully, I'll have a sleepover with a few friends soon.
    I haven't seen The Secret Garden, but I've read a French translation of the book. It's pretty good.