As I said in my facebook status, if there was such a thing as a perfect weekend, this past weekend would definitely be it!
Work has been crazy, so I was really grateful to be getting off work last Friday at 3:30. I had plans for Allison and I to meet my mom and sister for dinner at Olive Garden. Allison was just a peach at dinner, and us girls got in some much needed girl talk. Afterwards, the four of us headed to the mall where we did some window shopping.
Saturday we had a lazy morning, followed by a cookout at a good friends house. It was Allison's first cook out and she handled it like a champ! Ethan has become so polite and well behaved at social situations, and he made friends with a little girl that was there, so he was also great. Jay and I got to catch up with old friends. All of us either had kids, or had a baby on the way.
Sunday Allison and I went to church. After church, we went to my sisters house for another cookout. Ethan loves going to my sisters and Allison got her first taste of swimming. The girl is a fish! She wasn't afraid of the water AT ALL! It was hot and the food was delicious. My sister is an excellent hostess.
Sunday evening Jay and the baby stayed in to soak up the air conditioning and Ethan and I went to a local carnival. I spent way too much money on over-priced and likely unsafe rides, but we had a blast together. He likes rides just as much as I do and it was so much fun to laugh and have a great time, just the two of us. He is such a great kid.
Today I had to work, so Daddy and the kids hung out at home. Jay picked up a new camera for me with my birthday money. It takes amazing photos, so I'll have to share some. When I got off work, my parents came over for a very informal cookout. Now everyone is just relaxing and enjoying the rainy evening.
Jay said it to me this weekend just as I was thinking it... "I love our little family."