We have some special guests that are here for the weekend. They arrived this morning, with suitcases in tow.
Goodbye Mommy & Daddy....Have fun!! See you in a few days.
Our oldest daughter Gennifer, and her husband Jake, have gone to Napa Valley to celebrate their 10th anniversary!!! It seems like yesterday that they were married. How did 10 years go by so fast? They let Hannah miss school today, just to make things a little easier. Noah was already here, because he arrives about O Dark'Thirty every morning. He was so excited to see his cousins coming in the door! We had a busy morning, making breakfast and getting everyone ready for the day. They all wanted to come out back with me when I fed the chickens. So since we were out there, we walked around the grove, picking up wayward tennis balls from the next door neighbors who have a tennis pro working there every day with lessons. We get a lot of balls in our grove! It was already hot out there at 9:00 in the morning! I knew it was going to be a scorcher! When it was time to take Noah, I got all three buckled up into car seats, and off we went to take Noah to school. Then the girls and I went to exchange a shirt at Kohl's. Then to get a ridiculously expensive bag of dog food for Ducey at PetCo. It seems we have finally found something to help his allergies. After walking up and down every aisle to see the fish, and mice, and the hampsters, and lizards, we mosied across the way to have a little lunch at Chick Fil A. They drank all of their chocolate milk, and ate almost none of their lunch and wanted to go play in the play room! We stopped at their house after lunch and watered their garden, and by then it was time to go collect Noah from school. By now the temp had risen to 102!!!!!! So after getting into the house, and having a snack, we got into our swimsuits!
The pool is still too cold to swim in, but the spa is just right! I heated it to about 88 degrees, and they had an absolute ball! It was cool enough to be refreshing for them, and warm enough so that they didn't get cold at all. We stayed out there for TWO hours!!! I got them all in, me included, then realized I didn't put sunscreen on them. So I made everyone get out, and get lathered up, then back in.
It was a shame that they didn't have any fun!!
They were a riot to listen to. Such imaginations!
I love this one of Clairey for some reason. The green in the background and her pretty little profile.
Barbies were swimming too. It made me think of all the times that my girls played with their dolls in the pool. For Drew, it was poolside basketball and who could make the biggest cannonball though. Such fun times in a pool! Our pool was built when the house was built over 30 years ago. There was no spa. We put one in outside our bedroom several years ago. It is tucked up underneath an orange tree, with ivy and greenery all around. It is such a pretty and private little spot to be.
I kept saying, "time to go in" and every time I did, I got a chorus of "NOOOOOO. not yet!!!" So we stayed in until we were pruned!!
Eventually, we all got out and went inside to have a snack.
It was nearly dinner time by the time we got out. So while they waited for me to make it, they had some delicious strawberries from the Farm Fresh To You pak that Gennifer gave to me. They just started this delivery service of farm fresh produce that gets delivered every other week to your home. It is grown locally, and shipped straight to your door. Each time it contains something different. I think you can request certain things too. Heaven knows we don't need to be ordering oranges and avocados! This is what was in the box today.
Those strawberries were amazing! They are gone! After dinner, Erika and Noah left, and I got the girls straight to the tub. While I was preparing for their bath, I heard a crash. Uh oh.....I had told them that they could each put a penny into the M & M machine, and poor Clairey had a little mishap.
Luckily no one was hurt, except the gumball machine! I swept it up, and gave it a good vacuum, and promised a chocolate covered graham cookie after their bath.
We brushed and flossed, and tucked them into bed, and they were out within minutes!!! Tomorrow is Noah's birthday party at Pump It Up. They can hardly wait! Should be another big day!!! I don't plan to take my camera. I have to keep track of these little girls, so I don't want to be fussing with my camera too. Geeps will bring a point and shoot. They were as good as gold today, but boy oh boy, let me tell you, this was much easier in my twenties!!!!! I have Noah M-F so I am no stranger to busy days. But, three kids 5 and under....different story!
Goodnight! XO Kris