Saturday, May 14, 2011

A Visit from Ning

We were so excited to have a quick, but extremely fun visit last week with my stepmom Nancy, who we all call Ning! She had meetings with a Caterpillar dealer three hours from us in Knoxville, TN, so we were thrilled that she could build some extra time into her visit.

Within seconds of her arrival, Madeline was ransacking her purse for magic jelly beans. And the Magic Jelly Bean Fairy never disappoints -- Madeline just can't believe the enchanted stash that's always hidden away in zippers, wallets and sunglass cases just waiting to be found.

Charlie called Nancy, "My Ning" her entire stay, and dragged her to sit in the parked car with him, pretending to drive to the Donut Store, making all the engine noises little boys seem to have wired into their DNA. The next day, Ning appeared with a box of Krispy Kreme. Ecstatic, exuberant, over-the-top delight sort of describes how happy he was.

Madeline couldn't figure out where Papa was...she kept asking if he was still sleeping. Ning treated the kids to bubble baths, milk shakes and bed time stories. And she treated Rob and me to fabulous company and a lovely dinner (plus stocked our freezer to more delicious meals). What a great visit!


The Brown Family said...

The donut store is a huge hit here too! :) Loved seeing these pics and hearing about all the fun!

Chelsea said...

Great pics. Wish Ning the magic jelly bean fairy lived closer to us. We miss her!