My sister and her fam came around us over Labor Day Weekend. We had such a pleasant time hanging out. And the cousins performed nonstop!
I really like that they’re all of the age the place they’ll play actual video games. 4 is a superb quantity as a result of if one isn’t feeling a sport, there’s one other to play with.
Even massive Mazen wasn’t too previous for many make imagine. Right here he’s carrying Prince Ali to the palace!
Mother & Dad had been there too
Mother and pop 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 a number of the time so we bought to have “younger folks time” too : )
I had lunch with them on Friday whereas the boys had been in class!
The Allens arrived on Friday simply in meal time. We had margaritas and a cheese board for nibbling.
It’s 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’s numerous 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 occasion for Mazen!! Because the cousins and grandparents had been right here, we had a small household occasion. We arrange a free fishing themed occasion with some favors.
With cake in fact!!!
I bought gluten free for my sister from Caked Up Cville and everybody stated it tasted pretty much 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 depart lunch and so they “bought delayed” taking the great distance there, so everybody else was inside to say shock (aside from these within the automobile with him, in fact).
Mazen was shocked, however he stated he noticed hints, akin 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 bought him a Lego and this implausible Bald Head Island print together with his BFF alligator on it! (Keep in mind after they noticed the monster on the golf course?!)
“All people say caaaaakkkeee”
A DECADE OLD!
Relaxation + Pool
After the occasion, 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 pop supplied to babysit whereas us massive youngsters went out to dinner. Let’s additionally hear it for grandparents ; )
We bought the toddlers to mattress, after which headed out. We had hoped to get in to Mas however that fell via, so we went to Bang!
This was the one photograph I took of the meals – every thing was nice!
On Sunday morning we had breakfast and took everybody to the Monticello Path for a hike.
After all 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 slightly 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 terrific 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 resulting from being tremendous delicate to wine elements, and so we had 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 Purple.
Love these bug work!!
Brazos + IX Artwork Park
We headed again to city for an early dinner at Brazos Tacos!
That is such a terrific 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 Marvel.”
Can’t look forward to the subsequent cousin weekend
Though realistically that may seemingly be Christmas!!
Emerson stated “Mother and pop, 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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