Be Our Guest

Sadie and I were delighted to be invited as guests on our cousin’s swimming pool membership today.

Toddler in swimming pool

We met up with their family, my sister and her daughter, and my mom for an afternoon of fun in the sun. We had such a nice time talking, relaxing, and playing with the kids.

Sadie ended up liking the adult pool and was jumping into my arms. She made my retired swimmer heart happy ๐Ÿ˜‰

Mom and toddler swimming

While we were out, we had a house guest! The pool was located about an hour from our house and I knew we would be gone for most of the afternoon, so I had a dog walker come and take Niva on a little jaunt while we were out.

I think Niva enjoyed her walk and got nice and tired out because she didn’t eat any brownie mix while we were gone ๐Ÿ˜‰

Black and white Siberian Husky

Other things of note:

  • We filmed another vlog yesterday! My favorite part is Sadie and Niva running around while I try and explain how to cook breakfast casseroles.
  • Jimmy sent me the photo below and it melted my heart. He took Sadie to work with him on Saturday for a little and she brought one of her toy dogs and accidentally left it there. He said he found it on Monday morning and it made his day ๐Ÿ™‚

Toy dog on desk

Tell me about your day!

Have you ever found something totally random on your desk? —> I have a Paw Patrol sticker book sitting on mine at the moment, lol.

Our Dog’s Sweet Tooth + Swimming + Best Way to Wake Up

Temperatures have been in the 90s here in Pittsburgh lately, so Sadie and I took a dip in our neighbor’s pool yesterday.

Toddler in life jacket by pool Mom and daughter ready to go swimming

We have been very blessed with wonderful neighbors. They help us with Malcolm when we go out of town, let us go swimming in their pool, and have become cherished friends to us over the past six years.

Swimming with Sadie totally had me missing swimming on the swim team. I swam competitively from middle school through a bit of college, was a lifeguard, and taught swim lessons. It’s funny, though, that I don’t feel like I can teach Sadie to swim and would rather sign her up for lessons?!

Have I ever mentioned that Niva has a major sweet tooth? She has consumed sticks of butter, bags of chocolate chips, dozens of cookies, and last night she had a new first…

Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Brownie Mix

Yup, she ate a box of brownie mix in the middle of the night. That was a fun time at 2:00 am with Jimmy, cleaning up brownie mix and watching Niva have a major case of the zoomies from all the sugar.

Today will be spent mopping the floors and deep cleaning the puke off our couch. And wishing I had those brownies, because man do they look good!

Just the other day I had to laugh because we had cookies cooling in our bedroom with the door shut because we can’t cool them in our kitchen. Nowhere (including on top of the refrigerator) is safe from our Cookie Monster husky!

Cowboy cookies cooling

While I was at the grocery store buying the aforementioned brownie mix, Jimmy was home with Sadie when she woke up from a late nap. I checked on her on our baby monitor and found the scene below.

Dad in crib with baby

I think Sadie thought that was the coolest way to wake up from a nap ๐Ÿ™‚

Do you enjoy swimming?