Our week, plus a few days, via Instagram:
We sat down with the girls and made a list of some things we want to do this summer.
This sick creature is a cicada and the past few weeks they took over the trees behind our house, as well as the entire Midwest. Loud and creepy. When I say they were everywhere, I mean it. One landed on Gracie's nose at Mia's softball game and her scream was so loud that the game paused for a moment. They have all died off for the most part, and their eggs will hatch and they will reappear in 13 years. Gross.
My awesome neighbors brought over a freshly brewed latte one night when I was home alone thanks to Vacation Bible School. Can you say bliss?
The next night, on one of our "one kid only walks" while the two big girls were at VBS, we ran into Gracie's cow pals in the cul-de-sac down from ours.
Last weekend we headed to my sister Haley's house to celebrate her daughter Ella and son Tyler's birthdays!
Ernie, Oscar, Elmo, Big Bird and Cookie Monster stopped by the sensational Sesame Street celebration!
I had to "cheers" Erin, my fellow Stella Artois lover from Haley's house!
The view in Haley's backyard. Jealous?
I sure am.
My backyard = Cicadas overload.
Her backyard = A hotel resort somewhere exotic.
Hotel I tell ya.
The "disease" I have had for weeks spread to Sophie this week. A cough and a super high fever.
This is what 103.7 looks like.
Mia had a car wash with dad.
And did some holla hoopin' during her break.
A full moon in action above our lit up little town.
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