For the past week, we've been watching our friend's daughter, Grace (age 7, who happens to be one of Ellie's best friends). Her parents, Mike and Missy, went on a short-term mission trip to the Dream Center in Los Angeles, and entrusted us with her for a whole week!! It was sorta like having a 2nd daughter for a week (it was cute because she asked Pete and me if she could call us "Dad" and "Mom" for just this week:o)).
Ellie especially had a great time with her during her stay (her parents picked her up last night), and I wanted to share a couple photos of Ellie and Grace having fun together. They spent a lot of time walking our dog, Loretta, playing with their Littlest Pet Shops, and swimming in Nanny's (Pete's mom) apartment's pool (we went 3 different times to take them swimming--thanks Carol for letting us come visit so much!).
They also had fun making little brownie cupcakes and decorating them...oh yeah, and EATING them, of course. Don't ya just love Ellie's Chef's hat? That girl cracks me up!
So...at least for a few days our little family is back down to one daughter. But in a couple more days, we'll temporarily "adopt" another for 3 days as we'll be watching one of Ellie's other best friends, Gabi (age 5, like Ellie) as her parents (our good friends Chris and Candy) enjoy an all-expense paid trip to Colorado that Chris won through his work!