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A visit from grandparents

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 sand
Playing in the sandbox

Playing Sorry with Grammy
Playing Sorry with Grammy when it got too hot outside

Helping Daddy
Helping Daddy replace the screen on the door

Poppy's girl
Poppy’s girl

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.

Pizza night fun


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.

Still patriotic


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. . .

Meet Bruno


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.

Watching the puppy

If it weren’t for his crate, I highly doubt Bruno would get much sleep at all with my three around him!