A Sleepover with Sidney

Sterling left last weekend to a horse conference, and so I decided to plan a little fun myself—I invited Sidney, my oldest granddaughter, to have a sleepover, and she said yes!

I can’t believe how quickly Sidney is growing up, and I was grateful to be able to spend some time with her! I know that all too quickly my opportunities to be with her will be few and far between, and I need to take advantage of every moment I can.

We started with a facial, went to dinner, talked a lot and giggled a little. When I had sleepovers in my teenage years, we often stayed up until the wee hours of the morning. . . sometimes we never even went to bed! Sidney and I didn’t do that; I’m sure she could have, but I’m too old (or too wise!). But we stayed up late enough, and Sidney even humored me by getting up early Saturday and going to yoga!

It was wonderful, and I can’t wait to do it again! We have a Gardner Grand (a weekend with all the grandchildren who are eight years old or older) scheduled soon, and I’m looking forward to that, but one-on-one time is different. I want to spend as much one-on-one time with our grandchildren as I can, and Sidney’s sleepover just made me more determined to make it happen.

And the fun didn’t stop there! After breakfast, Sidney and I picked up Sara, Megan, and Olivia, and we all headed for an antique show and enjoyed lunch together. I went to bed early Saturday night after a long bath. . . the perfect way to end my weekend without Sterling. When Sterling came back on Sunday, I told him that while I definitely missed him, he could go to as many horse conferences as he wanted if I could have as much fun as I’d had this weekend!