K, my sister's oldest, stayed the night on Friday. We had a great time. We gave K the choice of eating out for dinner that night or going to breakfast in the morning. She chose breakfast — a girl after my own heart.
I found a fantastic pizza dough recipe on allrecipes.com which Dwight and I have been using for the last three Friday nights. I'm pretty sure this will be a normal Friday night dinner! I made a double batch and used about half for bread sticks. So good.
We stayed in and watched Madagascar 2 and painted our nails—hands and feet. I rarely paint my nails, so it was fun for me, too. Now I'm sporting hot pink nails. K opted for a neutral color for her hands and BRIGHT red for her toes — excellent choice.
After a delicious breakfast at Cracker Barrel, we came home and K and I started working on her school project. She'd already done all of the work, it was just a matter of putting it together on her easel. I provided the scrapbooking materials and she provided the creativity and art direction. We did end up surfing for some new images to fill out the board, so I printed those out while she continued assembling the parts.
After going through a stick and a half of glue, various markers, and 5 different glitter gels, she was DONE! And very happy with her work, as she should be. It turned out great!
After cleaning up, the three of us headed out to Target to pick up random things and to just hang out and look around. We started at Starbucks—natch—then wandered through store, gathering things along the way.
We headed home, loaded up with a few new goodies, then took K home. It was a lot of fun, and I look forward to having her over a lot more often. How sad is it that she's 11 and this is the first time she's stayed over. We'll have to make up for lost time!