Hi everyone! 👋 How was your weekend? The LAN is over now, everyone is going home. My friend Shelly just left and so our sleepover is over as well. We had soooo much fun together! We colored, built a puzzle, played board games, watched cartoons and a Disney movie and ordered Happy Meals! It was the best night ever. I want to tell you all about it on this post.
🍟🖍️🌈 Saturday Evening🍟🖍️🌈
Last night, before Shelly got here, I got everything ready with Ricky Parky standing guard over our many snacks, coloring books, board games and puzzles! It was a magnificent spread.
I hadn’t brought down my crayons and coloring things in quite some time. It was nostalgic seeing them again. 🥺💕
(Um… I’d rather you keep watch over the snacks from a distance, Ricky…)
I had our first movie all ready to watch. The Great Mouse Detective. I hadn’t seen it in ages! It’s Shelly’s favorite, and I like it a lot too.
After this movie I introduced Shelly to Bluey. She loved it! Always good to indoctrinate new people into the Bluey cult, lol.
As soon as Shelly arrived, we ordered the perfect Disney movie night/sleepover meal… Happy Meals for dinner!
I ordered a cheeseburger and Shelly had nuggets. For our toy, we both got Lola!
After eating we began coloring while continuing to watch our movie. I colored one of my vintage printed coloring pages:
It was so nice to touch and smell my crayons again and to just, make positive memories to replace bad ones. The whole evening was a healing experience for me. 😌
When we were ready to take a break from coloring, we played the Lucky Ducks game which was really silly and fun!
The pond board even quacked! The mechanism is so loud though, lol.
This photo of Shelly it’s my favorite of the night because it’s so cute:
The game was a bit dumb (in that, there was no real challenge but it was cute and fun regardless and we enjoyed putting the stickers on the ducks. 🦆 Basically each of you gets a shape. The shapes are in the duck’s bottoms. On your turn, you pick a duck. If it’s your shape, you keep it. If it’s not, you have to show it to the other players before returning it to the pond. The first player to find 3 ducks with their shape wins.
After Lucky Ducks we played the Mystery Garden game:
I like this game a lot! One player plays the Gardener. That player grabs a card, looks at it and hides it. The card shows something in the board. It could be the pumpkins, the dragon, the sun, etc. The other players have to guess what it is by asking “yes” or “no” questions.
Each time the players get a question wrong, the Gardener can move a step on the board. If you guess the card, you get to keep it. The first player to get three cards wins. You take turns being the gardener.
Then we put together a puzzle! I’ve had this puzzle, a gift from
my friend Kitty (AKA Blankit) for the longest time, but there was never a good occasion to put it together until now.
We had fun building it and had some pretty deep discussions while doing just that. It turns out we had a lot more in common than we realized (including some sad things –but realizing that doesn’t make me sad, it makes me feel so much less alone. Ironically those conversations were the most important part of our time together.)
Here is the puzzle, all done!
I liked that the pieces were big. 😁 I’m not very good at puzzles.
🌞🥣🌈 Sunday Morning 🌞🥣🌈
This morning we colored a little more and watched Bluey and Courage The Cowardly Dog! Just some relaxing kiddy time before Shelly was picked up. It was really pleasant.
I didn’t get to finish my coloring because I do so many layers. Maybe next time!
Here’s a photo of Shelly coloring. 😊💕
It was such a lovely time and I can’t wait for Shelly to visit again. It was everything I hoped it would be. I’m so happy today!