Rat Babysitters (Monday 4 Melanie)

Tom and Nathalie love their children more than anything in the world, but they decided it was time for a weekend away - without the kids!  They went to the Bahamas for Easter weekend!  Being the amazing parents that they are, they called upon the world's coolest babysitters: Peter and Edmund, and their special **Paisley Garden Friends.

They had such a blast!  Melanie played dress up with Edmund, and then got the guitar out.  They wrote some beautiful songs!

Tommy wanted to start working on his next book, so Edmund did some brainstorming with him.  He wasn't too thrilled to learn that he wasn't the main character in Tommy's book. 

Tommy rode across the countryside with Edmund, but poor Edmund required a nap afterward...

Melanie & Tommy were so excited that Easter was the next day!  In fact, they were eager to go to bed!  Peter & Edmund were a little nervous about babysitting for an entire weekend, so they invited their best friends from Charleston, SC to come and help.  Edmund did a great job.  He even kissed the kids goodnight....

And, just as everyone suspected, they all had a FABULOUS time on Easter Sunday, even though Edmund spent much of the day sleeping.  See for yourself....

* Mondays for Melanie is just a silly, fun way to help a special family create awareness about their daughter's syndrome.  Click to this blog post to learn more. 

** Paisley Garden friends are special, magical little creatures made by my lovely, amazing, talented, creative friend who inspires me in some way, almost every single day:  

She brings the Paisley Garden Friends to life, and then she sends them to live with special families across the country. 


  1. Angie, I love this post. I just spent time watching that adorable video and reading the first Melanie/Monday story about the rat wrestling...OH MY GOSH! Those poses...it just kills me. This is a great way to help people learn about that little girl. Honestly, awareness campaigns are usually way too boring and don't get lots of attention. But that family is doing a great job. Those kids are adorable!

    And I love those little bears. They're so cute. Is that the friend that came to visit you on Spring break? She seems really cool.

    Those bunny ears you made are hilarious! I love how you made them for the kids and the bear, too!

  2. Love you, Ang! Thanks for the shout out! :)

  3. Tommy can really use the excuse that the rat ate his homework! Goodness, Edmund, calm down - you can't always be the center of attention!


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