The past week was filled with raindrops, peeks of sun, an extra cute, fluffy puppy, and some good summer food. In the mornings, I enjoyed my strawberry banana oat smoothie on the deck between rainstorms. Have I shared that recipe yet? It is so good!
We had a houseguest this week! My super sweet niece was away and we were happy to keep her puppy, Rex! Is he not the cutest??? We all fell in love with this little guy, especially Flynn who stepped right up and took care of him while Madison and Nicolas were at work.
My morning walks were postponed due to rain, but I was able to enjoy a few short walks with the girls in the late mornings. We love the area around our home, and because I enjoy seeing parts of your worlds, I snapped some pictures with my phone to share with you. I have no idea what that interesting creature on the road is, but the deer was beautiful and very kind!
We spent a great deal of time inside this week and I am happy to report that Flynn is loving playing! I mean actual playing. With toys. She rarely picks up her iPod because she said she didn't want to waste a minute of her summer on a device! At any given time, our family room is filled with Barbies, Weebles, and now her new favorite, a bow and arrow set from The Disney Store. She is sometimes Katniss from the Hunger Games and sometimes Princess Merida from Brave.
We enjoyed some delicious meals this week too. I made some Parmesan Tomatoes to go with the fish and rice last night. They were delicious! I sliced some garden tomatoes, added some freshly grated Parmesan Cheese, fresh oregano and basil, salt and pepper, and some drizzled olive oil. I put them in the oven just until they were soft and bubbly.
And what is summer without hot dogs and corn? We added sweet potato fries for some, regular fries for others, and had a delicious summer meal. Peyton made our favorite summer strawberry pie that we enjoyed while watching The Amazing Race to finish off the week.
And finally, if you would like to visit a lovely, cozy space, stop over and read my sweet friend Laura's blog right HERE.