On a more chipper note, my sister Nikki and her little family got in safe from Germany and arrived at our house Monday afternoon. Sara and Sofia immediately wanted to hold "baby Mia" as they call her. They are (usually) super sweet and gentle with her and it's so fun to see them together! We've gone to parks and gone swimming and all sorts of fun things so far. The first thing the girls wanted to do was to hold "baby Mia".
Sofia won "Eenie Meenie Miney Moe" and got to hold baby Mia first. :)
Then it was Sara's turn - big smile! :)
Next, they had to try on their Halloween costumes.
and then Sara had to hold "baby Mia" again
Nik and Claes went to run some errands and the girls and I went to the park across the corner from our house. Sara and Sofia had a great time playing on the play ground equipment and digging in the ground with sticks. They even found a little snail shell that we brought home. Unfortunately our outing was cut short when Sofia got attacked by a horde of fire ants. Sadness!!!! She has bites all over her feet and a few on her hands. It was truly one of the saddest things ever! :(
after baths, Sara and Mia chilled on the couch and watched a cartoon
when it was time to feed baby Mia, Sara and Fia both wanted to help and did a great job!
they built a boat and here's Fia sitting in it and rowing with the little blue sticks
Sarah holds baby Mia again before we head to Costco for lunch and some US shopping
Sara REALLY loves to hold baby Mia - even standing up, which we aren't quite sure will ever happen again... lol
Sara and Sofia love for baby Mia to be in her swing - this time Sara decided baby Mia needed some toys
so pretty much ALL of her toys ended up in the swing with her
Sara checking out and comparing HER toes with baby Mia's toes ;)
all three girls playing in my pop up school bus and having a grand time
then we went to Gatti Land Pizza place for lunch. the girls thought that watching TV on the big screen while they ate was super cool. here's the whole Lindgren family
Then we went to pick out pumpkins at a place by Zeus's work:
Sara quickly found her pumpkin
after some searching, Fia found hers too
Sara helped Fia carry her pumpkin to the wagon because it was SO big and heavy!
Sara and Sofia posing
When I asked Sara to hold Mia, Sofia insisted on "holding baby Mia's legs"
Mia and mama
my little cutie patootie
Mia on a pumpkin - being propped from behind with another pumpkin ;)
one group shot before leaving
It was SO HOT outside - in the 90's so we didn't stay too long picking out pumpkins. Sara picked out a little pumpkin for baby Mia and then we drove home to go to the playground and pool across the corner from my house. Mia passed out on the couch while we were getting ready to go.
Sofia and Sara had a blast splashing around in the kiddie pool while Nik and I chatted and laughed with Mia as we watched them
Papa taking a break from studying to play with Mia while Nik cooked us a DELICIOUS dinner of artichoke pasta - YUM!!!
what??? you think "I" did all that drooling??? lol
Mia chilling in her bath - cracks me up because she locks her knees and it pins her in there lol
Mia all bundled up in the DARLING cap and mittens Auntie Nikki got her
Uh, yeah. Yesterday it was in the 90's and we were sweating like crazy, and today it was in the low 60's and breezy in the morning and we've had the windows open all day in the house. Crazy Texas weather!!!
Sara and Fia climbing at the park under mama's supervision
Sara - far left, arms folded - was NOT thrilled to wait for her mom to finish pushing Fia on the swings before she could have a turn - lol
when it was Sara's turn, cool Aunt Darcie pushed her REALLY high and showed her how we use to push and run underneath when her mom and I were little - she loved it! :)
Mia slept through the trip to the park
cute mama Nikki playing with her sweet Sara and Sofia