This is my niece Lanah Rae (I call her Fred - and if you try to call her that, she will tell you that "only Aunt Jeanne can call me that"). She is 5 years old (we share a birthday). She spent the month of July staying with my parents (who live about 10 minutes from me - Lanah lives in Florida with her mom and dad [my younger brother]).
She had some adventures: Cedar Point and Put-in-Bay with Grandma and Grandpa, Columbus Zoo with Grandma and Aunt Jeanne. We had a tea party and she helped her Grandpa build her Barbies a beach cottage. She went to vacation bible school at Mom and Dad's church and took swimming lessons at the local pool (though she couldn't seem to remember what she had to do to pass the test when I asked her about it).
We weren't sure how she would do being away from her parents for a month. And she really did great. She called them daily, but didn't really ever seem too upset. She even told me she is looking forward to coming to visit next summer too.