Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Emma's Big Girl Trip to Visit Momma G

I have gotten lots of questions about Emma's week with Momma G.  Most people want to know what all she did.  My answer?  "What didn't she do?!?!"

Let me start by telling you how excited she was to spend a week in Mississippi all by herself with Momma G.  To prepare her, I had told her in advance she was going to get to go.  I started to regret that!  Between the time that I first told her and her actual trip, she asked me more than a hundred times (it felt like 1,000) "When am I going to Momma G's?"  While I would have been fine answering that question a few less times, I was glad she was so excited about her trip.

When I was Emma's age, all I cared about were American Girl dolls.  When we were there over Mother's Day weekend, Momma G had gotten all of my American Girl dolls out of storage, and Emma fell in love!  In fact, those dolls have been all she has been able to focus on!   When she would talk about going to Momma G's, she talked about playing with those dolls.

I even went so far as to ask if we should pack her babies for Momma G's house because they go everywhere with us.  She actually said no!  I was super shocked, but she told me she only wanted to play with the dolls at Momma G's house.

When she got to Momma G's house, my mom had cleaned up my old Playmobil Doll House that I received from Santa one year around Emma's age.  She had it sitting on her kitchen island when she and Emma walked in the door, and Emma went right to it!  Mom told me that Emma climbed on the bar stool and didn't move for hours!  She even ate dinner in front of it!  That whole first night, she didn't go to a different room or play with any other toys besides that one doll house.

And the next morning, Emma went straight to the doll house again.  (I guess it's a good thing I just ordered a bunch of new Playmobil toys for the store -- including their great line of doll houses!  They've been updated, but it is still the same great quality.)

Let me tell you a little something:  my mom is a night owl.  And when Emma is with Momma G, she is a bit of one, too.  She definitely stays up wayyyyyyyyyyy past her 7 o'clock bed time.

In addition to playing with the doll house and keeping some rather late hours, Emma also went to see Finding Dory with Momma G.  This was especially exciting for Emma because I had taken her and Baby Sage to see it the day it opened in Decatur.  Unfortunately, we only got to see the first 20 minutes of the movie (from what I saw, it was a great movie!), before someone (cough -- Baby Sage -- cough) decided to throw a pack of gummies at people three rows in front of us and I decided it was time to leave.  You can imagine all the tears Emma shed when we had to leave the movie early!  So, I was very glad to hear that not only had she and Momma G gone to see it, but that she loved the whole movie!

Momma G loves to cook, so after Emma had her fill of the doll house, they moved that out of the kitchen to do more traditional kitchen things -- like baking and decorating cookies!  Emma had a blast, and I have to say that the cookies she brought home for me to try were delicious and gorgeous.

To round out a fun weekend, Emma also decided to torture my Mom's cat, Moe, by chasing him around.  Moe may be been glad to see Emma leave, but I know she is already excited for her next big girl trip to Momma G.  And to play with those dolls again.

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