Saturday, April 6, 2013

More Teachable Moments with Aunt Leanne

We were the lucky recipients of another fun visit from Mama Hop and Aunt Leanne this week.  I had a speaking engagement (special thanks to the SLP grad students and their professor - it was such a great experience!) so Mama Hop and Aunt Leanne were kind enough to come and babysit the girls.
 I know when I leave the girls with their Aunt Leanne, they will receive lots of attention...
 ...and enriching experiences.  I also know that these little ladies won't get away with much because Aunt Leanne won't stand for that.  She keeps these girls on a short leash!  And if anyone does get out of line, I know I'll hear about it in no uncertain detail!
 Spring is finally starting to appear around here so we took advantage of the opportunity to walk to the park.  I took along my camera so that we could attempt one of our infamous photo shoots.  Leanne stopped traffic practicing her poses.
 And we all know Girlfriend doesn't need any practice.  She's a well vetted modeling expert!
 We had a great time blowing bubbles and enjoying the sunshine!
 We got some cute shots, notwithstanding a few defiant toddler moments.
 Yesterday, Mama Hop and Aunt Leanne helped with breakfast before preparing to leave.
 Then they hugged and kissed the kiddos and waved goodbye, promising to return as frequently as possible before the big move.
Of course Aunt Leanne's goodbyes are never that simple.  Yesterday, Josie got a firm lecture, wrapped in lots of love, from her sassy Aunt:

Leanne has high expectations for these little ladies because she loves them so much.  Sending all of our love and gratitude to Mama Hop and Aunt Leanne for their help.  Come back soon!


  1. This is soooo sweet! Have a great weekend!

  2. Lenne, your fabulous! Strut your stuff!

  3. "I pray for you!" That's the best!!

  4. I wish I had an Aunt Leanne. She's truly beautiful, inside and out.

  5. Aww that was so sweet! What a great role model for the girls. They are so lucky to have a wonderful, loving Aunt! I want a Aunt Leanne!

  6. Melt.your.heart with the end of that video~