a perfect AUNTI day!

hands down, when i see my real-life friends who read the blog, the posts that elicit the most compliments and exclamations are those featuring little e and cutie c. and who am i to argue!? my nieces are the most adorable children on the face of this earth bring a lot of joy to my life!

file photo, july 2012

so, as you know, goal #2 of this year’s kikiproject was to “babysit little e and cutie c two times so that the brother and sil ana can enjoy a significant date or special event.” and babysit i did, here (in march)and here (in may).

well, if we stretch the definition of “special event” to include “the brother and sil ana must go to work,” then i can count this past wednesday as extended babysitting day #3!

aunti wednesday is nothing unusual, but today’s EXTENDED aunti wednesday plans came together with very little effort – funny how that happens sometimes (and then other times you’re emailing back and forth 54 times, trying to pull a date together).

i arrived in TO just after 11 a.m. and after chatting with sil ana for a bit, the girls and i hung out until lunchtime. happily, sil ana left all the ingredients so that aunti could make one of her three specialty lunches: grilled cheese [it’s either going to be melted-cheese-on-bread, tofu, or scrambled eggs, those are the only options when aunti’s in the kitchen].

and cheesy was the operative word!

nice work, little e!

cutie c enjoyed a little sandwich with her ketchup!

wednesday was a perfect summer day – so we headed over to the neighbourhood park!

the girls were very excited to tell me that they dressed as twins on purpose: same-patterned shirts, bright pink bottoms, and the sandals were the same brand!

we started off in the playground area…



…then it was splashpool time!

the girls were mesmerized…

…by the pool-filling process!

nice balancing, cutie c!

ready to play!

the cool water was refreshing!

now THAT’S a snuggly towel!

then it was back home for some arts ‘n’ crafts and reading time:

yea – stickers! here, we’re making a garden…

we got through a maze a-ok!

fortunately, the brother bbq’d up dinner for us before he and sil ana enjoyed the “date” portion of the day:


unpictured moments of our time together included a dance recital, reading with all three of us squished in the comfy chair, and a singing performance (with glue-stick + popsicle stick microphones!).

such a great day!

with four plus months left in the year, we’ll see if more babysitting adventures can be had!

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  • stephanie  On September 5, 2012 at 9:01 am

    They’re so beautiful. All three of you are so lucky to be able to spend the day together. This post is making me miss my cute little nieces, who visited me for a week in August. Hmmmm…I’m coming to the realization that I often wish that I were you while I’m reading your blog. I guess I just love your life! 🙂

    • 1970kikiproject  On September 5, 2012 at 9:26 am

      stephanie, thank you for your sweet comment. i have many blessings in my life, and for sure, e and c are high on the list. i am so glad you had “auntie time” in august!! and i hope you will see your little cuties again, soon (christmas plans? or before).

  • Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count  On September 3, 2012 at 8:35 am

    What a fun day! They truly are adorable, Cathy and I think you can actually see the joy on their faces at the fact that they’re with YOU!!

  • Zo  On September 2, 2012 at 9:44 am

    They really are so cute…that grilled cheese picture is just priceless! Love their outfits. It’s so great that you’re able to spend time with them like this and that it works out so well for everyone.

  • Lisa  On September 1, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Aunti days are the best days ever! Love the pics—love the feeling of carefree kid time (and lots of ketchup!). There’s really nothing like it!

  • The Orchard  On September 1, 2012 at 8:03 am

    How lucky for all of you! 🙂

  • Stacie @ Snaps and Bits  On September 1, 2012 at 7:48 am

    You are such a good aunt! It’s so nice that you can spend time with your adorable nieces. And those were some mean lookin’ grilled cheeses 😉

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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