Every once in awhile Rachel talks my parents into letting her spend the night at their house. During these visits she gets to make a nest on their living room floor to sleep in, eat popcorn, and (perhaps her most favorite part) be with them and not us.
And by us, I mean Ryan.
More specifically...she doesn't have to share with him.
And while she's gone, Jake and I skate through the ease of having only one child to keep fed, dressed, and happy.
It's a win-win for everyone.
A few weeks ago Rachel painted this little bird house while she was spending the night at grandma Sue's. I set it on my kitchen window and every day I see it and I'm reminded of how blessed I am to have such a sweet little girly.
This is especially helpful on those days when she isn't being such a sweet little girly.