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Dad's visit...

It was a lovely warm day today, so we started the day hanging out in the front yard before Dad came to visit...


Here's what I see from my fave pozzie on the front porch... Imagine the smell of lavender on the warm breeze and you're there!


The dynamic duo enjoy a peaceful moment! (can I just take a moment to point out the chapter book on the table there, it's Luey's and it's the first Harry Potter book, and he's reading it all by himself BECAUSE HE WANTS TO!!! I'm so proud, I could burst, but of course, I can't bring too much attention to it with him or he might become all self-conscious!)


Buddha boy playing in the front yard while the rest of us are "being boring"...


Tiny having a micronap!


And then Dad turned up and we all hung out some more, and chatted about all sorts of stuff until he headed home just after the boys went to bed. Got a couple of photos with him and the boys (look at how he's holding Ari, rofl, he's such a natural...). OMG, and then as he was leaving he gave me some money to buy the boys Christmas presents! This is a big deal! So tomorrow Dave will be off to Toy Kingdom to buy the pressies!


Oh and finally, the boys trampoline was delivered today, and they saw it being delivered so they know they're getting it, and are super excited and can't wait for us to set it up, LOL...

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