Well, after a weekend of technical difficulties, it’s time to get down to business. It feels good to be back.
I think the best way to play catch up is to go backwards. That’s normal right? Either way, let’s just run with it…
Last weekend, Joe and I headed up to the Catskills to celebrate his birthday and my nanny’s 92nd, as well as have a mini reunion with my mom’s cousins, and meet the baby. Basically, we were covering a lot of bases here.
Immediately upon arriving, I got to hold baby H. When I tell you that he was the perfect baby, I am not exaggerating (though I know I may seem biased). For the seven hours that we were there, baby H cried for a total of two minutes – if that. The rest of the time, he was just sleeping and snuggling. Keep in mind, that when my family gets together, we are not quiet. There is a lot of laughing and talking loudly… but nothing would upset baby H.
PS – It doesn’t get better than seeing your nanny holding her first great grandchild.
The weather was beautiful so we decided to walk down to the lake. It’s a nice walk there, and the lake is very serene (though I refuse to go anymore in because the bottom feels slimy courtesy of the algae). When we were younger, we used to come here for the 4th of July to watch the firework show that was put on by the people who lived in the giant houses on the other side of the lake.
The entire day was spent relaxing (and eating). Since we were up in the Catskills, it was actually kind of chilly so I got to break out a fun sweater and my moccasins. Basically, I’m counting down the days to Fall now.
All in all, it was a wonderful day. It’s always nice to get together with my mom’s side of the family… and I’m not just saying that because we ended up with five desserts (three of which were yellow cake and chocolate frosting).
And thanks to my mom, the joint birthday cake had a photo of Joe and my nanny – which was from our engagement party. I know this because my mom casually mentioned that she had to cut me out of the photo since it wasn’t my birthday weekend, too.
Do your family gatherings involve about half a dozen desserts, too?