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3 Sleeping After Dinner at Lala’s & See if You Can Find Murphy

Dinner at Lala’s and James’ home. Building with Lego.   I’m “grandmaing” the three youngest grandkids this weekend as the eldest is at a swimmeet in Cincinnati.  With her parents, of course.

So we watched Laura and James’ wedding video they received this week and Jack and Michael were ring bearers and Anna and Maura flower girls so they liked seeing themselves but then  Jack(4) goes in the kitchen at seven and says, ” Could someone please start making dinner!”  We were caught up in reliving the November wedding.  Laura baked some homemade pizza and I had taken a spinach pie.  For dessert I’d made the Farm Journal Blue Ribbon Banana Cake with buttermilk and real butter instead of the shortening the recipe calls for.

We piled into the van and I drove home and barely a block away and all three kids fell asleep! When we got home I  carried each one in, made a stop with them and then took off their shoes and put them in their beds.  I’d sat in the van for a moment when we got into the garage and thought to myself, okay, now what will I do with all of them asleep.  Michael really came in on his own power once I got him guided a bit.  And Murphy was so excited to accompany the family for the evening.

I didn’t have a plan of what to blog tonight and thought WordPress would have posted the Weekly Photo Challenge by this time but they didn’t and I was “on duty” with the kids so hadn’t thought about what to put up.

Can you see Murphy? He is wide awake.

12 responses

  1. Cj

    Shhhh this is a great shot. Good boy Murphy, good boy.

    February 5, 2012 at 1:29 am

  2. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    Kids sleeping is heavenly – they really look like Angels, their eyes closed, their pouting lips, soft cheeks. A gorgeous shot :)

    February 5, 2012 at 4:39 am

  3. You did a great job sharing your night out! :-)

    February 5, 2012 at 5:40 am

  4. Vincie

    Three beautiful children and one sweet dog. I love this photo!

    February 5, 2012 at 8:12 am

  5. we had fun hanging out with them! They are so well behaved

    February 5, 2012 at 8:23 am

    • My favorite was when each took their plate and fork to the kitchen sink!

      February 5, 2012 at 9:28 am

  6. Ha, Murphy’s hiding out. Our dogs would be on that seat!

    February 5, 2012 at 10:07 am

  7. What a great photo, Ruth! Of course Murphy is awake. His 3 charges are asleep and he’s standing guard. Well, he’s sitting but you get my point.

    February 5, 2012 at 10:24 am

  8. Such a peaceful scene. I’m guessing it was lovely to experience. You have a beautiful family.

    February 5, 2012 at 1:55 pm

  9. Erica Wells

    Great! Photo and story!!!! xoxoxo

    February 5, 2012 at 6:58 pm

  10. good use of wide-angle lens!

    February 7, 2012 at 6:20 am

    • Thanks for looking and commenting on the blog today, Frizz.

      February 7, 2012 at 6:21 am

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