My parents were here this week and we all really enjoyed it. The boys especially enjoyed being able to play outside more than usual even though it was pretty hot.
Playing in the sandbox
Playing Sorry with Grammy when it got too hot outside
Helping Daddy replace the screen on the door
Mom and Dad left this morning. The boys took it pretty hard and have already asked when we can go to Grammy and Poppy’s house next. Anna also really enjoyed having them here – she is quite the Grandpa’s girl.
My little Anna is one today. It seems like she was just born yesterday.
We had her birthday party last night. It wasn’t anything huge – just our family and the grandparents – but it was fun.
She loved her cake (strawberry cake with buttercream and chocolate buttercream icing).
She even shared it with Caleb.
Happy Birthday, my sweet girl!!
We made personal pizzas last night for pizza night. The boys made their own pizzas and it was a lot of fun.
Caleb at most of his pepperoni off the pizza before it was baked
Samuel wanted to take a picture of me too
After we ate, Samuel grabbed a bowl of cherry tomatoes off the counter and ate most of them too.
Samuel asked if we could make personal pizzas every week. I’m not sure if we’ll do it all the time, but it was a lot of fun and we will be doing it again some time.
This was taken at the top of our road last night on our way to Stephen’s parents’ house. I love seeing the rays of light like this – it makes me think of Heaven and Christ’s return.
Miss Anna has been running a fever since Friday night, so we kept her home from church today. Our first thought was that she’s teething, but didn’t want to potentially expose the entire congregation to something if we’re wrong.
Even though she wasn’t feeling well, she sure did look cute when I tried her new American flag bows in her hair. She’ll just have to wear her new little firecracker dress with them another day. . .
This picture just makes me smile. God is so good to me.
Stephen brought this little guy home today. Isn’t he cute? He’s a boxer and lab mix and we named him Bruno.
He was an outside dog, so won’t be allowed in the house much until he’s had another flea bath or two. Even then I’m not convinced I want an indoor dog – the kids don’t need any help making messes. 😉 I did let him inside long enough for a bath, but then he went back outside.
For now, he’ll sleep in a crate on the porch. The kids had a blast watching him this evening.
If it weren’t for his crate, I highly doubt Bruno would get much sleep at all with my three around him!
Anna is now crawling all over the house and is pulling up on things. Right now her favorite thing to do is pull up on the hearth. I’m glad she’s learning to do new things, but she really keeps me on my toes lately too!
. . .is that a little superhero can do his homework without taking off his cape. . .
Sometimes you just get a picture that makes your heart melt. This is one of them for me. It’s not perfect, but I just love the expressions on the kids’ faces.