Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Weekend

We had a very busy weekend over Memorial Day weekend! It was Susannah's first overnight trip and she did great! We spent Friday, Saturday and Sunday night's at my sister's house and we took along our pak'n'play for Susannah to sleep in. This was also the first time that two of my sisters got to meet Susannah. Laura lives in North Carolina and works and goes to school full-time, and Lucy lives out in Wyoming and her trips in are few and far between :) It was a really fun weekend with all the sisters together.

Saturday afternoon was a Bridal shower for Laura who's getting married the end of July.

Laura and Susannah (who is a great contortionist!)
Julia feeding Susannah with Hannah's help :)
(Hannah and Susannah are birthday-sharing cousins!)Lucy and Susannah
Daniel spending some time with Susannah on the floor.Susannah and Atlas, Rachel & Ted's dog.
Sunday afternoon Rachel and Ted threw their bi-annual party with food and games a-plenty. Here my brother-in-law, Linden (Julia's husband), my sisters Lucy and Katie, and my oldest brother, Luke, are playing Monopoly. Linden is a HUGE Monopoly player.In the evening they had a hot-dog roast with S'mores :) Here's my sister, Rachel, roasting a marshmallow (Katie's in the background).
My oldest sister, Gail, and her son, Bobby.
It was a fun weekend. Since Daniel had off on Monday it was nice to not have to feel like we needed to leave the party early to make it back home Sunday night. We'd planned to come home Sunday, but since we didn't have to we stayed another night. I'm afraid Lucy didn't get to sleep in a bed much while she was visiting! Rachel and Ted only have one guest bed and Lucy was staying at their house, too. She got promoted to the couch while we were there. Thanks, Lucy!! Since all the partying was at Rachel and Ted's house, it was much easier to just stay there. We could leave the pak'n'play set up and not have to drag diaper bags and whatnot hither and yon from place to place. Plus Daniel always has a great time helping Ted with his farmwork. Saturday night he said he did a "me" thing and HE was the one keeping us awake talking about his day :P

I wish I had more pictures, but I don't. You can check out my sister's blog posts here and here if you really want to see and read more about the weekend :)


Sally said... [Reply to comment]

I'm glad you all had such a nice change and a good weekend. I know it was a lot of work too (but most of that work happens and needs done no matter where you are). We enjoyed seeing everyone and I wish I had had more energy to spend more time at the parties.

April said... [Reply to comment]

It's wonderful spending a holiday with our loved ones. Glad your family finally got to see Susannah.

Candi said... [Reply to comment]

Looks like you had a relaxing's always fun to be around family :)

Katie said... [Reply to comment]

Miriam~ So I checked out your sister's blog... wow... You have a lot of sisters! I bet you guys had tons of fun growing up. I only have one brother, who just happens to be a firefighter AND single so if you have any sisters who are single;) I'm just kidding!

Glad you had a good time visiting your family! I think you were smarter than us, we went camping over the weekend but we got SOAKED on our last day!

Katie said... [Reply to comment]

PS. Can I just say that everytime you post pics of Susannah I get serious baby fever! She is such a cutie :)