Staley is having a sleep-over at Lila's house tonight. Of course, she spent plenty of time over the past few days thinking and planning and coming up with ideas, determining that they would be having a fairy party sleepover. When she packed her suitcase today, she included fairy wings, ladybug wings, a few dress-up dresses, brushes and combs to play beauty shop, multiple gifts that she sewed for her cousins, a few books, doll clothes, and a backpack full of items they would need for "sciencing rocks." However, she did initially forget to pack underwear, pajamas, socks, a toothbrush, and only included part of an outfit to wear tomorrow. :)
This morning, Jill sent me a text about a conversation that she and Lila had:
Jill to Lila: "What do you think you and Staley will do at your sleepover?"
Lila: "I have no idea."
Jill: Maybe Staley has some ideas."
Lila: "Staley always has ideas. She likes to make plans."
Jill: "Do you like her plans?"
Lila: "Always! She has the best plans and says-'I have a great idea-let's play hide and seek!' Except she wouldn't just say 'hide and seek.' It would be better!"
I'm so glad that my Staley, with her big plans and many ideas, has found a best friend who embraces those qualities and is so enthusiastic about sharing in them. And the fact that her best friend also happens to be her cousin...well, that's just the