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Wait, did I say that?

Did I seriously say I wanted more children? Really? Are you sure????

Of course, I say that with sarcasm, but I must be completely honest... I have asked this question MORE THAN ONCE in the last week.

We are blessed to have our special girl staying with us for a short time. The second Caleb saw her, his face lit with pure happiness. He really does miss her. For better or worse though - these two are siblings at heart. Within minutes of Caleb's happy state, the two were squabbling, completely starting off where they had ended two years ago. I suppose this didn't totally surprise me, knowing how close they had become, but couldn't the arguing have waited, just, say, oh, an hour!?  In my dreams, right?  :)

So what to do? Well, I did what I could to keep these two busy! VERY VERY Busy!....

Strawberry picking... yum!

Brownie making - we love these brownies. Yes, they are not healthy. Yes, they are only semi-made-from-scratch. And yes, here is the recipe... 

Ok, so we ate a lot of food! Here the kids are getting a "brain freeze" from their snowcones from the farmer's market (where we also got green beans, snowpeas, and peaches - I swear!).

A waterskiing show with the Hydroflights

We went to Como Zoo in St. Paul with my parents, A.K.A. Oma & Opa. We had a great time seeing the animals, watching the seal show, and taking a ride on the carousel.

oh, how this child loves his cotton candy!

Yey for Opa & Oma!

We also had a great time hanging out at the beach. The kids are both so creative with how they play. It was fun to just sit and watch them.

Caleb & I helped her celebrate her birthday (a couple months late) - She got her own Owie Owl and a pillowcase. Caleb also picked out some princess hair clips and we got her a book - You Are Special, by Max Lucado - Love this book!

 On her second to last day here, the kids got out the sprinkler and had a blast in the backyard... well, for the most part they did. Caleb was a little grumpy, most likely due to the fact that we saw a late night movie at the drive-in movie theater a couple nights before!

 The ice cream truck drove by while we were outside so we ran to flag him down! The kids chose spiderman popsicles that had bubblegum eyes. Very fun!


Alas, yesterday it was time to say goodbye. She didn't leave until the evening so we had all day to still spend with her. I could tell something was wrong with Caleb in the afternoon, he became very clingy and not his usual bubbly self. Once we got to the airport, Caleb really became sad. He could hardly eat his supper and then cried a few times before & after her departure. Poor kid. It broke my heart to see him so sad. On the ride home he said his tummy hurt, when I said that he just needed to eat, he said "no, it hurts because I'm sad."

We will miss you! Until we see you again special girl, you are always in our hearts & minds!



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