We loaded the three girls up in my parent's car and headed down to Seattle for an adventure: The Seattle Aquarium!
Who doesn't love a good felt board?
That night we got all three home for dinner and bathtime. I've never seen Betty smile so much.
In the morning we had eggs, chocolate croissants and berries before getting dressed for the day and heading back to mom and dad.
When we dropped the car off back with my mom she asked how it went. "You don't want to get your tubes tied or anything, do you?"
I had to admit, caring for three kids under the age of four was challenging. Mostly because OUR daughter can't stand being in the car and cried most of the time or kicked her cousin when we weren't looking. And then, carrying 25 pound toddlers all over the aquarium can make one's arms feel like they're going to fall off and induce headaches. But, overall, we loved making this sweet memory with our neices (and Luci's our god-daughter to boot).
I've seen Luci a couple time this week and she keeps asking when she can come over to Aunt Joey's house again. "I love you, Luci," I say. "I love you too," she answers. Now that's worth any amount of headaches, isn't it?