Today was the last Tuesday for me to stay with my nieces before school starts next week. I arrived at my sister's house at 9:00 this morning and stayed until 6:00 this evening. We had a nice day. We went shopping at two of their favorite places, Justice and Learning Express. I don't always take them shopping; this was Aubrey's gift for her 11th birthday next week. Aubrey is not very style conscious. She prefers reading and playing games. She has a great imagination but little interest in fashion. Her older sister Sarah is very style conscious. She teases Aubrey about her clothes. So today Aubrey asked Sarah to pick out some clothes for her.
It was very cute. Aubrey went into a dressing room and Sarah kept scoping out the store, bringing her bunches of things to try on. If you watch "Say Yes to the Dress" Sarah was like one of the consultants, running back and forth bringing clothes for her sister to try on. Aubrey would tell us to scoot while she changed, then open the door and model an outfit for us. We would critique it and she would make the final decision, making a "no" section and a "yes" section on the hooks on the wall. She tried a couple of things that I thought were really cute, but they convinced me to leave it up to them, so I did. She finally selected three items that they both approved, and I must say I liked them too.
Then we went to my house so they could see the latest kitten we just took in to be spayed. It was at my house recuperating in a crate in the back yard. I had a book about Greek myths that I thought Aubrey would like. I showed it to her, and she was reading it for the rest of the day.
Molly, the youngest, was very patient while we shopped for Aubrey. Her own birthday was just a month ago (everyone in my family is born in the summer). Finally, when we went to Learning Express, I bought her a sticker book that she played with the rest of the day.
For dinner they wanted to go to Skyline Chili (that's the famous/infamous "Cincinnati Chili" and they love to go there. Sarah always orders a small three-way (spaghetti, chili and cheese). Aubrey and Molly don't eat the chili; they usually order plain spaghetti with cheese on top. On the way, they wanted to stop at the pet store, which is next to Skyline. I hate going in there because I don't like seeing the puppies in cages, but they love to pet the kitties and play with the puppies that are out of the cages.
So that was my day today. I took my camera and took a few photos, but I have't downloaded them yet. I will do that tomorrow. It's kind of late and I am ready to relax.