I was up to my elbows in dinner so I stood down and waited, keeping my senses on high alert. I remained suspicious, but unalarmed.
Suddenly, I heard the front door open as Savannah burst into the kitchen.
"Mommy mommy!" She squealed while smiling so big I'm amazed her face didn't split in half, "Alayna's escaping! Quick, you have-ta go catch her!"
I walked to the front door and encountered the boys laughing hysterically.
"Wook mommy!" Joseph giggled, "Layna is weawing Savannah's coat!"
"Yea!" says Jacob, "And da Bob da Buiwder snow boots too!"
Savannah claps her hands in excitement. "Haha! She looks so cute!"
Alayna, realizing she's been caught, tries to run away.
Should I go left?
Or... wait, it is kind of dark out there....
Back inside the doorway, the other kids continued to laugh and giggle at what they considered a clever scheme on their part, since they were the ones who dressed her up.
"Layna! Layna! Look over hewe!" Jacob kept calling.
"Yea Layna! Smile! Wook at da camwa!" Joseph yelled outside.
Savannah too was the perfect cheerleader. "Come on Layna! Come on cute girl! Look at the camera! Say cheese!" she said in a voice the one might use to encourage a puppy to come to you.
The most entertaining part for me in all this, was watching and listening to the other kids laugh and giggle in pure excitement, and think they were just so very clever.
But finally, Alayna had had enough, and the kids all went back to doing different things.
Still, it was an awesome moment.