My sweet niece, Emma Kate, took the plunge and stopped sucking her thumb while we were there. As a reward, she got to go to the ice skating rink for the first time. It was originally a trip planned with her mom, but we were all a little uneasy about her being six months pregnant. Instead, Emma was able to choose who would go with her.
And I won.
This is a pretty big achievement for the far away aunt! Emma really was so sweet to enjoy time with us and tell us how thankful she was for us to be there and for any time she had with us. Basically, she knew how to make me cry.
But the trip to the ice skating rink was such fun!