My sister and her fam came visiting us over Labor Day Weekend. We had such a pleasant time hanging out. And the cousins performed nonstop!
I like that they’re all of the age the place they will play actual video games. 4 is a superb quantity as a result of if one isn’t feeling a recreation, there’s one other to play with.
Even large Mazen wasn’t too previous for plenty of make consider. Right here he’s carrying Prince Ali to the palace!
Mother & Dad have been there too
Mother and pa got here as much as meet us for the day on Saturday. They stayed at a resort in Cville and did their very own factor among the time so we acquired to have “younger folks time” too : )
I had lunch with them on Friday whereas the boys have been at school!
The Allens arrived on Friday simply in supper time. We had margaritas and a cheese board for nibbling.
You need to hear their conversations!
I took Matt to my favourite exercise class on Saturday morning – he did nice!!
In the meantime Uncle Thomas made pancakes for all the youngsters.
We debated going to a park, the pool, or splash park, however the youngsters had so many toys on the home we stored the morning underneath scheduled.
Lunch at Kardinal Corridor
For lunch we met the Donnes at Kardinal Corridor. There may be a lot of area to unfold on the market!
I had essentially the most scrumptious crispy quinoa salad with salmon.
And a beer!
And THE BEST FRIES EVER! So crispy!
Nona and I snuck out early so we may arrange a shock social gathering for Mazen!! For the reason that cousins and grandparents have been right here, we had a small household social gathering. We arrange a unfastened fishing themed social gathering with some favors.
With cake after all!!!
I acquired gluten free for my sister from Caked Up Cville and everybody mentioned it tasted nearly as good as any cake they’d had. For those who want a gluten free cake in Cville, Norkeita has you.
She was a beaut!
Mazen was the final automobile to go away lunch they usually “acquired delayed” taking the great distance there, so everybody else was inside to say shock (apart from these within the automobile with him, after all).
Mazen was shocked, however he mentioned he noticed hints, equivalent to our favourite cake baker within the driveway.
Nona and Grandpa gave Mazen a brand new Ugly Stick fishing rod with a fish balloon tied to the tip.
Grammie and Pea acquired him a Lego and this improbable Bald Head Island print along with his BFF alligator on it! (Keep in mind once they noticed the monster on the golf course?!)
“All people say caaaaakkkeee”
A DECADE OLD!
Relaxation + Pool
After the social gathering, all of us rested till the dads took 3/4 youngsters to the pool. Let’s hear it for the dads!
Date Night time
Mother and pa supplied to babysit whereas us large youngsters went out to dinner. Let’s additionally hear it for grandparents ; )
We acquired the toddlers to mattress, after which headed out. We had hoped to get in to Mas however that fell by way of, so we went to Bang!
This was the one photograph I took of the meals – every little thing was nice!
On Sunday morning we had breakfast and took everybody to the Monticello Path for a hike.
In fact the spotlight was enjoying on the large poplar trunk.
Lunch + Relaxation
We went house and made salads and sandwiches for everybody’s lunch. And took somewhat relaxation to look at Aladdin for a bit.
After relaxation, we caravanned to North Backyard to Thomas’s dad and mom’ home. They’ve a brand new zip line and a fantastic sandbox.
Nona and Grandpa watched the youngsters for a bit whereas we went simply down the street for a wine tasting at Loving Cup.
Laura can solely drink natural wines on account of being tremendous delicate to wine components, and so we have been excited to take her to Virginia’s solely natural vineyard.
Carl, the proprietor and winemaker, used to babysit Thomas! He greeted us and taught us all about natural winemaking. We purchased bottles of the glowing, Loving Cup White and Loving Cup Crimson.
Love these bug work!!
Brazos + IX Artwork Park
We headed again to city for an early dinner at Brazos Tacos!
That is such a fantastic spot to take youngsters as a result of they will play within the grass and IX Artwork Park after consuming.
The cousins had a superb time enjoying Aladdin some extra, together with Prince Ali’s arrival on elephants and going out and in of the “Cave of Marvel.”
Can’t anticipate the following cousin weekend
Though realistically that can doubtless be Christmas!!
Emerson mentioned “Mother and pa, I’d like to maneuver right here. It’s such a pleasant village.” HAHA! It IS a pleasant village and they need to transfer right here!
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