My sister and her fam came over 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’ll play actual video games. 4 is a good quantity as a result of if one isn’t feeling a sport, there may be one other to play with.
Even large Mazen wasn’t too previous for plenty of make imagine. 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 lodge 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 in class!
The Allens arrived on Friday simply in time for supper. We had margaritas and a cheese board for nibbling.
It is best 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 beneath scheduled.
Lunch at Kardinal Corridor
For lunch we met the Donnes at Kardinal Corridor. There may be plenty 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 celebration for Mazen!! Because the cousins and grandparents have been right here, we had a small household celebration. We arrange a free fishing themed celebration with some favors.
With cake in fact!!!
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. In case you want a gluten free cake in Cville, Norkeita has you.
She was a beaut!
Mazen was the final automotive to depart lunch they usually “acquired delayed” taking the great distance there, so everybody else was inside to say shock (aside from these within the automotive with him, in fact).
Mazen was shocked, however he mentioned he noticed hints, corresponding 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 top.
Grammie and Pea acquired him a Lego and this implausible Bald Head Island print together with his BFF alligator on it! (Bear in mind once they noticed the monster on the golf course?!)
“All people say caaaaakkkeee”
A DECADE OLD!
Relaxation + Pool
After the celebration, 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 provided 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, so we went to Bang!
This was the one photograph I took of the meals – the whole lot was nice!
On Sunday morning we had breakfast and took everybody to the Monticello Path for a hike.
In fact the spotlight was taking part in on the enormous poplar trunk.
Lunch + Relaxation
We went house and made salads and sandwiches for everybody’s lunch. And took a bit relaxation to observe Aladdin for a bit.
After relaxation, we caravanned to North Backyard to Thomas’s mother and father’ home. They’ve a brand new zip line and an important 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 Pink.
Love these bug work!!
Brazos + IX Artwork Park
We headed again to city for an early dinner at Brazos Tacos!
That is such an important spot to take youngsters as a result of they’ll play within the grass and IX Artwork Park after consuming.
The cousins had a wonderful time taking part in Aladdin some extra, together with Prince Ali’s arrival on elephants and going out and in of the “Cave of Surprise.”
Can’t await the subsequent cousin weekend
Though realistically that may probably 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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