We made a quick trip home...leaving Friday at about 5pm. I know, what were
we thinking.....actually, traffic was not too bad. We arrived in our hometown at
around 11:30pm, I think.
After spending the night at my parent's home....we started our busy Saturday, making our visits to a few friends and family. Here is a pic of great grandma.....sitting under a huge flower basket. She is so amazing....at 96!
Some yard games....including this game and hide n seek. Everyone got involved....all
the adults played too! I love that about G's family.
ran pushed grandma around.....
Some cake and treats......the boys turned 8 the week before. Carla and Jo also came by great grandma's to
say hello.....no photo as evidence though ;)
(looking for a huge toad that was croaking)We then went to my parent's house for dinner with a couple of my siblings. It had been forever since I had a chance to sit down and chat with my sister. We are so different...right down to our hair color(blonde vs. brunette). She had me laughing so hard.....I also realized that we are more similar than I had ever realized.
My mom made the boys an ice cream cake. Homemade ice cream cakes are
The next day.........another fast paced day.
They crack me up.....they always do the same pose when I request a photo.
I think we were timing them while they had their heads under water??
And then it was off to our traditional birthday dinner with Papa and Grandma at
We were all falling asleep at this point.
Then it was back to New Jersey...getting stuck in traffic again.