The Niece-com-poops are here!

swinging toes

Rapunzel 13

My nieces are here! They’re here for the whole summer! I’m so happy to have them. Of course it means we are running out of food every other day and there are clothes left on the bathroom floor regularly but they are a such a lovely sight for sore eyes. We’ve really missed them.

Bug
(photo taken by Rapunzel)

I was planning on keeping Bug in preschool all summer so I could keep to my work schedule but now that they are all playing so happily every day outside all the live long day, I decided to keep her out for the summer. It’s saving me quite a bit of money which is nice.

Princess Super Chic

It’s going to be a summer to remember.

out to dinner with Uncle Toby

So far we’ve taken them into Orange County for Bug’s gymnastics/ballet class, dinner with Toby and a trip to the beach even though the sun was already down.

bittersweet

They had missed the beach. Sometimes I forget how lucky we are that we see it regularly. Super Chic wanted to go swimming right away of course. I think that girl is immune to cold.

running

They ran around crazy until it was dark.

sunset

Just like old times.

traipsing

On Memorial Day my mom thought it would be nice to visit my grandma’s grave and put Grandpa’s flowers from the memorial service on her grave. He’s going to be buried there too as soon as the morgues do whatever it is that they do. I’d never been there so it was nice to see the gravestone and look at all the flags for the soldiers.

flags

Grandma's grave

I wish Bug could have known my grandma. They were kindred spirits in their love of pink.

family take 1

We attempted a family portrait but the sun was bright and harsh.

memorial day swinging

Then the park on the way home. Even my dad got in on the swinging.

chore charts

It’s going to be one long fun memorable summer I know already. So I’m prepared with chore charts to keep things under control so I don’t go crazy. I’m thinking we might go somewhere special if they can fill these up with a lot of stars. I’m pretty sure they can. :)

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I love my niece-com-poops.