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A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Our Week with Little Visitors

Our Little Friends from last year and the year before are staying with us again.

Last week the hair was green...  now it's purple!

It's actually really pretty; variegated with bits of different colors to it.

Brianna talked me into buying a piece of army fleece last time we were at JoAnn's.  I finally cut the selvages off so she could use it as a blanket.

Hannah brought home a Nevada library book from our trip.  I had to explain why that was a bad idea.  Will be mailing that back.

Lots of playing in the playroom this week.  It's always fun to have new kids in the house and see all the "forgotten" toys regain popularity.

I'm so grateful Grammy brings us boxes of toothbrushes.  It leaves us prepared for the unexpected.  Like when Brayden stayed over last week, or with our special guests.  I never have to run out and pick up a spare toothbrush at bedtime.

I took Brianna, Eli, and a friend of Eli's to Color Me Mine this week.  E and friend made mugs.

I made a plate.

Brianna made an adorable tea set with trees from the movie The Lorax.

We went to the park to burn off some energy.  Sorry, no picture of Hannah.  There were little blondies in all the shots I took of her, and I'm too lazy to edit in my very limited computer time.

We need to come back when the library is open.  They have weird hours.  No books this week.

Hannah and Katie mostly watched Kai Lan and Barbie in Mandarin when they were first home, so it's been many years since I've watched Dora.  Jack liked it when he was a wee tyke.  Well, Dora makes good after bath watching for the littles so I can comb out their wet hair.

Katie and the small fries in a rousing game of ring around the rosies.

We're off to Shriners this coming week, plus a couple of dentist appointments for Brianna and Eli, plus picking up our finished ceramics from Color Me Mine.  Hopefully we'll manage a trip to the library and maybe even the pool, as well.

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  1. Are your little visitors staying for a longer duration or just a short visit? (They're getting so big!)

    1. I have no way of knowing, really. In 2015, it was "for a month" which went from June to October, lol. I try to hold them with open hands, enjoying them while they're here, for however long that may be. <3

  2. I'm not usually a fan of rainbow hair colors, but I have to say that purple is really Brianna's color. She's gorgeous!

    I'm kind of curious about the backstory for your little visitors, but it probably isn't something you can explain in public. I hope their time with you is joyful--and your time with them, too. :)

    1. She's a pretty girl. And so much more adventurous than I was! School starts in a month, and they have to have "hair" colored hair for school, so really, it's just been summer fun.

      My little friends came in June of 2015, if you want to read some of the posts from back then. They were here until October, and then came back again in July of 2016, and have visited on and off until January, where we all realized I wasn't able to homeschool and juggle toddlers and visits and such. So we hadn't seen them for 6 months. It's nice to have them here again for a bit.

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