My "younger" sister and I are almost 7 years apart,
Me and my sis
(this photo was from a few years ago)
Her oldest child and my youngest are 7 years apart.
Nephew Sam (15), & Niece Jensen (11) at their birthday party celebration on Saturday
It's kinda fun having the "youngers" when your own kids are "olders" When Sam was just 2 we started having him over for a couple of nights every summer so mommy and daddy could have a little break, Jensen started coming for the overnights when she was 2 as well. The last few years we have missed the overnights in Rochester, because these "youngers" are now getting older....and involved with extracurricular activities.
So this year it worked out for me to come to their home in the Twin Cities to hang out with them while my sis and bro-in-law have a get-away to Duluth.
as always I had a great time with the "youngers"...
This is how I bond with the dog (Ruby), body massage with my feet,
I was treated to a pedicure, Jensen does a good job!
Jensen has really taken an interest in Baking
so we decided to make a cheese cake from scratch...
Sam did his part in making the cheesecake..... crumb basher
Preparing the crust
Nom nom, we made a strawberry sauce for the topping
She's a goof
The kids and I went to one of my favorite places, not far from my sister's house....
This sign cracked us up....they really are a nice family
(not sure about the "normal")
We decided to have dinner at Ihop..... oh.my.goodness!!!
I had never been to this delicious eatery....I left pleasantly full.
Jensen with her "Red Velvet pancakes",
I was allowed a taste, they were yummy,
but seemed more like a dessert to me ... pure sweetness :)
We stayed busy, playing frisbee outside, baking, shopping and playing pictionary late into the
night, exhausted from laughing at our crazy drawings.
Love these kids and feel blessed to be part of their lives!