Jimmy and I had our cousins stay the night on Friday so their parents could have a date night and it was seriously so much fun! Since we see the boys at church a few times a week, we’ve become really close and they kind of feel like little brothers to me. I’ve always wanted a younger brother, and now I feel like I have three 🙂

Cody, Josiah, and Nathan came over after Jimmy and I got home from work and we all cooked dinner together. We made pizza, pasta, soup, and sandwiches. Variety is the spice of life, right?!

After dinner, we all hung out for a bit with Malcolm and Lola. Then the boys played video games, and I fell asleep on the couch at like 9:30, haha. It was fun to hear all the banter going on between the boys about who was beating who at the video games!

We all went to bed around 11:30 and I think only two out of the three boys were woken up by Malcolm walking on them while they were trying to sleep. Not too bad 😉

For breakfast, Jimmy helped me cook pancakes and bacon.

After everyone ate, Josiah and Nathan perfected their gaming skills while Cody and I took Lola on a walk and then played a board game he created. Yes, you read that right, he created a board game! I got so into it and was bummed when their parents came to pick them up because I wanted to keep playing, ha.

I think it’s safe to say Cody could be creating board games for Hasbro in the future.

We hung out with the whole family (including baby sister, Leia!) and then they left and our house felt super quiet. The sudden silence must have made us realize how tired we were because we promptly took a nap, haha. I don’t know how parents keep up with their kids. It’s amazing.

All in all, it was such a fun sleepover and I can’t wait to do it again 🙂



  1. Oh! This looks so much fun! I don’t know why, when I was younger, I never liked sleepover. Haha. I love my bed too much! My switzerland trip is up with a lot of photos! Hope to hear from you soon! XOXO

    1. It was a blast! I don’t blame you for wanting to stay in your bed as a kid! I went to sleepovers, but I always loved getting back home, haha!

      Can’t wait to check out your Switzerland trip post 🙂

  2. That sounds so fun! You have me remembering a few of my birthday parties in school when my dad would make pancakes for us the next morning. Good memories 🙂

  3. Seriously sounds like everyone had so much fun! I’m sure the kids really appreciated the time they got to spend with you and Jimmy 🙂

  4. Aw you and Jimmy are the sweetest. I bet the cousins loved hanging out with you guys, I mean pizza and pancakes how could you not!!! 🙂

    xo, JJ

  5. I LOVE smorgasbord meals! They are always a blast! You guys definitely spoiled them with all that yummmmy food! I love that he actually created a game board— that is SO epic! How fun! I don’t know if I’ve ever heard of anyone doing that!

    1. Aren’t smorgasbord meals just the best?! We loved spoiling the kids (and ourselves, haha). And that board game was so legit! I couldn’t believe he thought of the whole game himself, plus it was so fun!

  6. You guys are so sweet to do this! And it looks like you all had a great time together! I love that one of your cousins created a board game! It looks so cool! I made up a board game when I was a little kid (using an old cardboard box for the game board) and Christopher and I came across it a couple of years ago and had a blast playing it. Fun times! 🙂

    1. Aww, thanks Rach! We all really did have such a fun time. And that board game was amazing!! How neat that you made one too and Christopher got to play it with you! That’s the sweetest!

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