It's Friday again! Hard to believe that this summer is going so fast!
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So today I thought I'd share with you some pictures. It's been a long week, and we should be getting our new assistance pup some time in the next 24 to 48 hours. But I don't know if she'll be here and I'll have pics enough in time to get a diary up this week. So I'll introduce Morgaine next week. Today we've been playing with Sophie, and the kids have worn her out. So she decided to take some down time on her quilt, just relaxing with her toys.
This is what it looks like before they start playing, once I've done sweeping the floor. It doesn't stay that way for long however.
Mommy repaired (again) the new Giraffe toy while she was playing with the kids, so of course she had to reconquer it! Yes, those are socks, tied in knots. Sophie has decided that all of Dad's white socks are really her toys. His black ones she leaves alone. So it's black socks for Dad from now on, and I'll replace the white ones as she destroys these. They're great for tug of war and 'chase the rat' games with the kids though!
She really loves her quilt (that coordinates with mine!)! If Freya tries to lay on it, Sophie will try to shove her off, which is hilarious! Unfortunately, I haven't managed to get any pics of that yet.
We're looking at a rainy weekend, but so far the tropical system hasn't made it up to full storm level. Rain we can deal with. It just means taking the dogs out the carport door instead of the front door because the front door turns into a big mud puddle! It also means extra mowing for the kids next week because the grass will grow exponentially as soon as the sun comes back out.
So what are your plans for the weekend?