Last week, while my niece Jackie and her hubby Brian were still in town, mom invited us all over for tacos and chicken -n- dumplings. I know they don't go together, but the she already had the chicken cooked when she decided to go with tacos. She thought she'd go ahead and make a pot of dumplings especially for me. They are my all time favorite comfort food! As you'll see in a video below, little Abbie likes them immensely!
Elena modeling the sandal from mom's Valentine Build A Bear!
Caution: Unsightly photos to follow!
At first, I wasn't going to post these photos because they certainly are not showing Jackie and I at our best. But you know what? The more I looked at them, the more joyful I felt. We had so much fun in this short photo shoot! I was trying to hold her on my lap and sing to her as I did when she was a baby, but my dress was so slippery, Jackie kept sliding off my lap. Brian kept shooting away with the camera. In this first photo, my brother is being a ...brother! We were all gathered in the bedroom away from the little ones, chit-chatting before all this madness took place.
"I'm going to eat you my dear!"
(I was really trying to kiss her on the cheek but we got tickled.)
Finally, we were serious enough to pose for this photo, but Jackie said the kiss tickled her. It just wasn't the same as when I was her nanny back in the late 80's!
I taught her well! Bwhaaa!
Abbie loves her some "chicken -n - dumplin's!