We were blessed to have friends visit us this weekend. And I get to post it to my blog first. Only because my friends have a two day drive and she has multiple loads of laundry to do before she can get to her computer.
Anyway, we spent a little time picking up before they got here. We were to see them at church, have them over for lunch afterwards, and I had been doing some last minute preparations. I went to the basement to find the girls, only to see pink and yellow polka dots on the carpet. After much threatening and gnashing of teeth, I found out my Littlest Girl had decided to color the carpet. With marker. To make it look pretty. Needless to say, we were late for church. Which always goes over well for the pastor's family.
We met our friends at church. And it was SO GOOD to see them! They eventually made it through the throngs of church members wanting to catch up. And headed to our house.
Lunch was going to be awhile.
So we let the kids get started on the afternoon activities.
Yes. There are SIX little bodies in that pool.
No one complained. No one asked for the sprinkler.
It was simply fantastic.
When lunch was finally ready. The big girls took their spots under a shady tree.
My Littlest Girl was doing her best Steve impression.
(Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs Steve.)
She is scarily accurate.
The rest of us decided to eat inside.
It was cooler. Less flies. And more places to put food.
The grilled corn on the cob seemed to go over well.
I think she had been cut off from the cherries. It was very sad.
At the last minute, we realized we would really like to have a picture of all of us together. Because really. How often does that happen?
I took this one. On the off chance that I wouldn't get another chance to take a picture of my friends. And I wanted to have a picture of Ade, so that everyone knew she had been there. Because as you know, most moms do NOT make the vacation pics.
We got a great formal-ish pic. My Indian Princess was obsessing about the scratch on her elbow she received when she wiped out on her scooter.
This is the photographer.
She takes after her mom and dad.
Sadly, they had to leave. Immediately after they had pulled out of the driveway, my daughters asked when they were going to see their new friends again.
And my heart swelled.
Because it's always good when you can't wait to see your friends again.
New, or otherwise.
We came inside. Sighed a contented sigh.
Plopped down on the couch. Rested a few minutes.
And then I taught my Littlest Girl how to take pink and yellow polka dots out of a carpet.
All in all, it was a very good day.