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Cousin Weekend

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 really like that they’re all of the age the place they will play actual video games. 4 is a good quantity as a result of if one isn’t feeling a recreation, there may be one other to play with.

Even massive Mazen wasn’t too outdated for many make imagine. Right here he’s carrying Prince Ali to the palace! 

Mother & Dad have been there too

Mother and pop 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 obtained to have “younger individuals time” too : ) 

I had lunch with them on Friday whereas the boys have been in class! 

Friday Tacos

The Allens arrived on Friday simply in time for supper. We had margaritas and a cheese board for nibbling. 

Taco Buffet

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 below scheduled. 

Lunch at Kardinal Corridor

For lunch we met the Donnes at Kardinal Corridor. There may be plenty of house to unfold on the market! 

I had probably the most scrumptious crispy quinoa salad with salmon. 

And a beer!


SURPRISE Birthday!

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 unfastened fishing themed celebration with some favors. 

With cake after all!!!

I obtained gluten free for my sister from Caked Up Cville and everybody mentioned it tasted nearly as good as any cake they’d had. Should you 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 “obtained delayed” taking the great distance there, so everybody else was inside to say shock (aside 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 obtained him a Lego and this unbelievable Bald Head Island print along with his BFF alligator on it! (Bear in mind after they noticed the monster on the golf course?!)

“Everyone say caaaaakkkeee” 



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 Evening

Mother and pop provided to babysit whereas us massive youngsters went out to dinner. Let’s additionally hear it for grandparents ; )

We obtained the toddlers to mattress, after which headed out. We had hoped to get in to Mas however that fell by means of, so we went to Bang! 

This was the one photograph I took of the meals – all the things was nice! 

Sunday Hike

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 large poplar trunk. 

Lunch + Relaxation

We went residence and made salads and sandwiches for everybody’s lunch. And took slightly relaxation to look at Aladdin for a bit. 

North Backyard

After relaxation, we caravanned to North Backyard to Thomas’s mother and father’ home. They’ve a brand new zip line and an excellent sandbox. 

Loving Cup

Nona and Grandpa watched the youngsters for a bit whereas we went simply down the highway for a wine tasting at Loving Cup.

Laura can solely drink natural wines on account of being tremendous delicate to wine substances, 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 Purple. 

Love these bug work!!

Brazos + IX Artwork Park

We headed again to city for an early dinner at Brazos Tacos!

That is such an excellent spot to take youngsters as a result of they will 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 look forward to the following cousin weekend

Though realistically that can doubtless be Christmas!!

Emerson mentioned “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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