SQT: Summer Fun

This week’s seven quick takes comes to you from my parents’ house.

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My husband insisted the kids and I needed to take an “end of summer” trip to see my family. We coordinated this trip with my sister’s visit. Since she is a high school teacher, this really marks the ending of her free time.

~2~

As I gathered things to pack, Madilynn repeatedly stole one of my bags. I turned around to see that she packed herself.

~3~

This week, for the first time this summer/year, the temperature reached and exceeded 100 degrees!

~4~

When we lived in Colorado and did not have a yard, we left a wading pool at Gramsy and Granddad’s house. I brought the kids swimsuits, hoping the pool remained intact. The pool survived years of unused in the storage shed and the kids enjoy splashing and playing in the water!

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After playing in the water, Madilynn allowed me to put a headband in her hair. It did not last through mid-week church service, but it is progress.

~6~

  Madilynn grew brave enough to climb up the play structure at Chick-Fil-A (or Chickie, as she says). Then she refused to come down. Thankfully, Aunt Kristy saved her and they slid down the slide together.

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~7~

 This time last year, my dad was in the hospital with a gall bladder attack. It was hard being across the ocean and waiting through the time difference to call for updates. I am so glad he is well now and that we are visiting him this week in person.

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