Smiles and Summer: {pretty, happy, funny, real} (Vol. 14)

It’s been quite a while since I’ve participated in {p,h,f,r}. We’ve just been through a series of preparing for parties and recovering from parties and dealing with emergencies and illnesses and injuries and… it’s been a little hard for me to see the forest for the trees.

But now I’m breathing a little more slowly and *thinking a little more clearly, and beginning to once again take note of my contentment with our everyday little lives. So I did a quick perusal of my camera’s memory card and I present to you the following:

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{pretty}

We’re now getting lots of {pretty} smiles from this little guy, who will be a full three months old on Friday!

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And even when he’s not smiling, he sure is pretty.

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{happy}

When our oldest son turned four last month, we gave him a sandbox. The boys were so {happy} to be finally helping Daddy put the thing together this past weekend, and then even happier to get to play in it for the first time on Tuesday. They even had friends here to help them break it in.

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He’s such a good little worker.

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We’ve also been happy to see the bees do well settling into their new home. Brennan brought in some burr comb the other day. (Comb that was built where it shouldn’t have been.) The boys sure did enjoy checking it out!

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{funny}

The other day while the boys were playing outside, I suddenly stopped when I remembered it: the sprinkler! In my mother-in-law’s garden! Sure enough, when I got out there, the following scene greeted me:

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“We’re aw wet!” Oh, yes they were – clothes and all. I’m so glad I was in the right mood to see how {funny} it all was.

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Though I’m not sure the sprinkler thing was quite as funny as the dinosaurs that were – in ever such an orderly manner – exploring our front staircase.

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{real}

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No. explanation. necessary.

 

For more images of contentment, don’t miss {pretty, happy, funny, real} at Like Mother, Like Daughter.

*Please note:  I hope you’ll stop back here this afternoon, when I’ll be posting on religious freedom and why I think it’s worth worrying about. (Yes, this involves Hobby Lobby. Fun stuff!)

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3 thoughts on “Smiles and Summer: {pretty, happy, funny, real} (Vol. 14)

  1. Julie, these are definitely the most precious pictures! Your boys are so happy in front of the camera, I just love your blogs and the accompanying pics. Keep up the good work, momma!

  2. The sprinkler made me laugh. That’s such a familiar moment when you go from happy the kids are off playing somewhere cheerfully to wide-eyed when you realize what else is out where they’re playing. What orderly dinosaurs, too.

    • Thank you! When I realized what they were (likely) up to, I had my hackles raised. For a second. And then I relaxed and saw the joy of the moment. Thank goodness for that!

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