Saturday, July 20, 2013

Helpful. And a Fun Weekend.

Ellie is really a good helper.  She has taken over setting the table for dinner and gets so excited to do it.

We had a full and fun weekend, and I didn't take a single picture of the parties.  Friday night we had Russ, Elizabeth, Davis, and Callie over for dinner, as kind of a joint birthday celebration for Greg and Elizabeth.  Our friend Taylor came over and ate dinner with us, and then played with Ellie and Davis in the basement while the adults talked and played games.  (Callie went to sleep in the baby's room and Lynnie eventually went to sleep in her room.)  Taylor was such a fantastic babysitter that before we knew it, it was 10:30.  By the time we said good-bye to everyone and got Ellie to bed, it was pretty late.

On Saturday, the girls were happy but pretty tired, and we knew we needed to get them to nap.  A strategically timed trip to Costco did the trick.  Lynnie surprised us all by falling asleep in the shopping cart.  I quickly snapped a picture while she was nodding off, and then Greg carried her the rest of the time.  And Ellie fell asleep in the car on the way home.

After the girls woke up, Greg took them to play at Hailey's house and then we hosted a Bishopric Reunion birthday dinner at our house.  The Morrows and Squires came and we had an awesome time.  We laughed so hard! Julie and Merrill are hilarious.

A great weekend, and a great birthday week!

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