Here is my week in pictures from my phone. I edited them all with instagram and grouped them with photoshake. We spent a lot of time outside playing, and enjoyed company with friends!

The Dude has had a busy month at work. The hardest part of day for me when he is not around is the time between supper and bedtime. We survived on Tuesday by jumping on couch cushions, taking baths, and eating popsicles on the porch as the sun went down.

Do you ever let your kids make a mess for your own sanity? I have a box in the kitchen with uncooked rice and play cooking utensils. They love pretending like they're cooking while I'm cooking. In the end there is rice all over the kitchen floor, but three happy kids with no crying and pulling at my legs while I'm cooking is worth all the sweeping.

On Wednesday mornings we normally go to library storytime and then take Bear to a little preschool class. So I got everyone up, fed, dressed, and in the car by 9:10 only to find that storytime is over for the summer. I wasn't about to go home for 40 minutes after all that effort, so instead we went to the park. We weren't the only ones there at 9:20 in the morning. It turned out to be a really hot day, so I'm glad we got out early.

We have a little visitor this weekend! A friend of mine went away for the weekend and much to the delight of Monkey, her daughter is staying with us! The kids ran through the sprinkler tonight while the Dude grilled burgers {which Bear calls hagaburgers :)}. I love watching my kids run through sprinklers! It reminds me of the Wonder Years.

We were invited out to a friends house today for a picninc and to play in their awesome treehouse. Then we took a walk to a little cabin in the woods and the kids all held hands voluntarily. It was really cute, I love how my kids are growing up with so many great friends!

Anytime I pull out my phone the Little Dude stands in front of me to say cheeese!

I hope you all had a great week like we did and got to spend some time outside! I'm linking up with Life Rearranged today. Go check out other cool ladies and their instagram weeks!