Friday I took Alex to the doctor to check on a nagging sore throat. No strep but they did find a heart murmur, which I have been assured by many many people is very common and normal but OMG it's MY BABY. We go back next month for a recheck.
Saturday and Sunday were still insanely hot so we just spent as much time in the pool as possible. Basically the same as every other summer in the south ever.
Sunday night my grandma Gladys arrived with my dad's three sisters. They were driving back from a week in Florida and it was so super great to have family in our house, swimming with the kids, playing cards, and hanging out.
Nate and Alex were both sad when everyone left this morning, and I'm sure we'll hear all about Aunt Rose, Aunt Deb, and Aunt Ang for quite some time around the house. The toughest part about not living near any family is how quiet and empty the house feels when everyone is gone. Please come back soon!