Hello from Sunday night…before everyone heads their separate ways
Well, it’s been a wonderful extra long weekend round here. We lived it up to the max and enjoyed every minute.
Not only did I get to spend oodles of time with my granddaughters, but Kerstin’s good friend Na’ama came over with her brand new baby and her three year old son for a play date. Kerstie and Na’ama have known each other since they were children, and so it was lovely for them to catch up.
Binky and Bunny, having had enough of babies and boys, snuck up to the studio to be with C and me.
I brought out the doll’s house and the girls had a great time rearranging the furniture in the rooms.
Later, when everyone left to visit Adam’s family, C and I felt a bit exhausted. Kind of like Morgan.
There are still toys all over the house waiting to be put back into the huge steamer trunk where they belong.
But in the garden, the first tree peonies are starting to open…
…and so are the first roses.
Plus, something wonderful happened today. All my children and my mother managed to find a couple hours to have lunch together. It might have been the full moon, but, with everyone’s schedules, four generations together for lunch is pretty rare.
We all met at a local Milestones restaurant on the patio.
Everything was happy and fine, till Bunny found out she wasn’t sitting next to Auntie Chloe!
Cuddles and hugs made everything better.
Ziggy is at that stage where she just wants to walk around. The trouble is that she picks everything up and puts it in her mouth, so a restaurant patio isn’t the best place to let an almost one year old loose. We played pass the baby around for two hours.
Binky and Bunny’s water glasses came to the table with those cute plastic animals and only one mermaid! The lovely hostess was sent back for a second mermaid. Another small disaster averted! In the end, all the animals and the mermaids went swimming.
Jonathan drew something inappropriate in the children’s sketch pad. That’s very Jonathan. Kerstie gave him a LOOK and drew something else over it.
This was a wonderful moment for me…for us all. Looking forward to the next chance time when we all can get together. 😀
Hope you’ve all had a wonderful weekend. Sharing with JudithJudith and the mosaic bunch. 😀
Nothing like little ones to tire everyone out! Oh, if only WE could personally have just a FRACTION of their energy again, eh?
What A beautiful weekend! And what awesome company. We slant our slangs celebrating a birthday – good times but without so much family. We do hang out a bit on Facebook to catch up, but no it’s not the same as in real life. Thanks for sharing your family moments with us!
I have no idea what autocorrect has done but there were not slants or slangs …
What fun you surely had!!! Looks like a grand time was had by all!!! Thank you for your visit!
how wonderful … Bunny is the spitting image of you …
I think so too Daryl. She’s such a von Alemann baby. She also looks just like baby Kers. It’s funny seeing my daughter’s his and her’s babies. They don’t seem to have a mix of both of them as much as characteristics of one or the other. 😀
A wonderful weekend and family time. Lovely.
Hi Pamela, yes it so was! 😀
Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow and The Sacred Eclectic
Oh the littles are adorable! 🙂
Thank you so much Deb. I think they’re so beautiful. 😀
Donna@Living From Happiness
Such a special time when family can get together…beautiful beans!
They are beautiful beans, aren’t they. I love watching them grow. Can’t believe Ever will be in full time kindergarten next Sept!
It feels good to get the kiddie toys out again doesn’t it? How wonderful that your family could gather for lunch together and Milestone’s is my favourite restaurant. Have you had the chocolate ganache for dessert Veronica?
Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.
Hi Judith, yes, it was absolutely lovely to have them here. Milestones is always lovely and friendly for a family lunch, and the food is great, but I tend not to eat sugar, so desert is something I very rarely have. But I bet it’s yummy.