I haven't blogged in forever. It's kind of daunting to start back up, but I'm going to attempt it again. I'm too tired to rearrange these from how they loaded, so just know they aren't in chronological order and I'm trying to get back into this :)
First, a group shot from Father's Day today. This is a terrible pic of me, but fun of everyone else, so I'm posting it! We had our friend (and Eli's primary teacher), Maraley, over for dinner too - she's the one taking the picture. We had a fun dinner, but I was in the kitchen from the time I got home from church at 1 p.m. until we ate dinner at 4:45 p.m. (hence my exhaustion). I gave my dad and Ben customized iPhone cases (from Uncommon - love their cases) with a picture of the boys on the back, and I also gave Ben the materials to make homemade bubbles.
Eli is very into doing tricks with bubbles ever since we saw a show by The Bubble Man in Madison, WI last month. The bottled stuff never works that great, so Ben made a bubble solution out of karo syrup and dishwasher soap and it worked really well! I'll have to get some pics of Eli and his huge bubbles.
Here are some pics of Ben and the boys after my family left and we were out on a walk before bedtime tonight. Eli and Charlie love Ben so much and are lucky to have such a fun dad. Charlie insisted on wearing his flip flops on the walk, but totally biffed it while running and skinned his right knee, so Ben scooped him up and put him on his shoulders.
These next pictures are from a few days ago when my parents went to a nursery near our house to see HGTV's Jamie Durie speak and sign his new book. They came over afterward and hung out with us for a little bit. Here is Charlie having fun being pushed on the swing by my mom :)
Here's were they are really out of order... I tried to take some cute pictures of my parents with the boys, so they are interspersed below.
Reading books with the kiddos -
More pics with the four of them -
Then Ben came home from work and distracted Eli and Charlie :)
Happy Father's Day to the dads in my life!