Saturday, July 30, 2016

ELLEN & MOM CAME TO VISIT

Summer fun has continued in full force, and last weekend it included my mom and sister and two nephews, much to the delight of my children.

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(Violet super loves Hutch.)

Ellen came first, and we hit up the pool in the crazy heat.

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This is when Hutch began his love affair with popsicles.

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Our children steadily made their way through tons of fruit.  Especially cherries and grapes.

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Ellen wanted to learn how to make sugar cookies, so we whipped some up to practice on.

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And, she graciously offered to make pillow shams for William and Violet's room that I had been meaning to get to for ages.  She's a million times better at sewing than I am, so I majorly scored on this.

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Mom arrived that Thursday night, and we spent more time at the pool, because that is one of the only things to do outside in Arkansas in July.

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Hutch got to have another popsicle.

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John was in and out heading to Atlanta for two nights, and then on his father/son trip to St. Louis, but we did see him some.  The cousins had a blast being together, though they were less than thrilled about a picture in our final moments together.

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(Hutch was laughing so hard at Lily falling repeatedly into the ottoman.)
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Lily spearheaded a note writing campaign for Ellen to take home to Luke so he would not feel left out, and he texted a pic of what she wrote.  We just like to get the word out about chicken.  😂 😂 😂 😂

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Both Ellen and Mom were so kind to me in the midst of the sometimes chaos that is my home.  We had a great time together and missed my other sis and sis-in-love being with us - fortunately, we'll all be together soon in another week!  Summer does have its perks, but saying goodbye is always hard.

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