Weekend + Father’s Day
I was feeling under the weather yesterday so I took a break from work and blogging. I know it’s not cool to post about your weekend on a Tuesday but I’m gonna hope I have enough cool points to spare losing a few because I just have to tell you about this past weekend.
Friday nite we hung out with John’s family since the NC crew had just gotten into town. YIPPEE! There were seven adults, five kids, two cats, and a dog. And that’s missing a few! Plus a couple of those adults (cough…men…cough) act like kids so that count may be a bit off.
This is John’s sister’s baby girl who is actually about 18 months old so I guess “baby” is no longer accurate. She was mesmerized by the forward-facing camera on my phone. And she was wearing a shirt I got her!
The youngest of the group is about nine months old and sports a big old toothy happybaby grin all the time. I love how he’s just staring up at Uncle John.
I always make red velvet cookies for the North Carolina family; it has become tradition. I did make those but also got requests for oatmeal chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin so I whipped those up too. The family is always excited to see me and sometimes I wonder if it’s me or the cookies I bring ;)
I love capturing photos of the kids post-cookie with evidence still on their beautiful faces. This one’s not nearly as bad as the usual “I know you’re wondering if I ate a red velvet cookie or became a vampire and sucked someone’s blood” evidence.
Everyone was in town for a family reunion the following day somewhere in the middle of nowhere in PA. By the way, “middle of nowhere” can be applied to pretty much any town that’s between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. (After last week’s introduction to my hometown of York PA, if you guys ever get quizzed on Pennsylvania, you’re set). And yes, in addition to towns named Intercourse and Blue Ball, we also have Virginville.
At the reunion, I pretty much just hung out with the kids.
Check out that wild woman hair!
The following day was Father’s Day and after our traditional breakfast in bed for John via the Father’s Day menu, we headed off to John’s work. womp womp. Yep, he had to work for a bit but luckily J-slice and I got to wait in his air conditioned office. Can’t complain about that!
We had time to kill between work and lunch with my family so we went to a nearby lake and the boys rented a paddle boat. There were spots for four people but they only allowed two (ugh!) so father & son took a ride.
We later had lunch with my family: my grandparents, my Dad and his wife were up, my Aunt T & Uncle Jim, my other aunt and uncle and cousins, and some other (second?) cousins who I hadn’t seen in way too long.
Even though I wasn’t feeling well yesterday, the boys and I met up with almost all of the family again to squeeze in a little extra time with my Dad. We don’t get much time together so I’m really thankful he made the trip.
Thanks for sticking through my weekend recap on a Tuesday. Here it’s a rainy Tuesday which makes things even worse. You guys are troopers.
How was your weekend? (Or do you forget already?!) Did you get in any fun Father’s Day activities with your dad, uncles, or grandfathers? Did I miss anything exciting in blogland yesterday??