Yesterday Hadley had a friend over sans the mama, and they had themselves a fine time. I tried to stay out of the way for most of the time, but I stole a few pictures and noted some particular hilarious things they said to each other.
Hadley's friend was a little nervous at first, and Hadley told me that right away. I love how blunt these kids are at this age. They will tell you whatever is on their mind. So the girls get in the car (she came home with us after school) and Hadley right away says, "Mom, I think we should just take her home. She doesn't want to come over." I said, "We can take her home if she wants to go home. That's fine." As I'm buckeling Hadley's friend in, she tells me, "I like to color. I think I'll color at your house and then go home." I said that was fine.
So they started off coloring. They decided to make Christmas ornaments, but Hadley's friend said she wasn't sure where she would put her ornament because there wasn't room on their tree. So Hadley, helpful lass that she is, went over to our tree and began pointing out every single branch saying, "Do you have an ornament here? How about here? Do you have one on this branch?" And each time her friend says, "No. No. No, we don't." I wasn't sure how long this would go on for, but it was pretty funny.
They seemed to love doing the "make a face" craft that Hadley's Aunt Shani gave her.
They worked on puzzles together.
Hadley's friend asked which state is California. Hadley said, "I don't know. The only states I know are North Carolina, Chicago, and Michigan." So I pointed out where California is.
They also played "Go Fish."
Works for me.
Harper slept for most of the time, but when she woke up the girls were playing doctor so she got to be the patient.