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The Weekend

July 18, 2010

This weekend I spent at a family reunion.  I didn’t take nearly enough pictures, but I sure had a great time catching up with some of my aunts and great aunts, cousins and second cousins, and first cousins once removed (or whatever the official term is).  We talked families and mommyhood and babies.  We painted toenails and talked craftiness and art journal-iness.  And all in all it was two days full of a generally wonderful time.

Creamie ate lots of snowcones.  Lots of them. Hence the red stripe down the center of her chin. And after some serious snowcone stain removal on my part this shirt is finally clean.  It was a great idea, but next year let’s have white snowcones.  Deal?

It was too hot to do much playing outside.  (Ok, I’ll be honest.  It was too hot for ME to want to play outside.  Every year a little part of me dies when it gets much over 65 degrees.  I am such a winter girl.  I can’t wait for the heat of the summer to end and for nice normal 32 degree temperatures to come back.  Winter I miss you.) Anyway, she had a good time running all over this big empty room with her cousins/second cousins.  And when it was time to clean up and go home she dragged a broom across that floor for 30 minutes with me, crying whenever she thought someone might take it out of her hands.  She is very serious about her sweeping.

Do you want to know what that is?  A 25 foot tall movie screen… I know.  One of my cousin’s brought this and set it up for a “little” evening double feature.  When you are showing a movie to the masses (and we can easily refer to my family as “the masses”) you’ve got to go BIG.   We couldn’t stay for the show, unfortunately. Creamie was getting to the brink of meltdown due to sleep deprivation so we headed home.  But next year, let’s do that again, OK?

If we had stayed I am pretty sure that this would have been the look on her face through the whole event.  Until she passed out from exhaustion.  It was so fun to see so many of my cousins and their kids.  Hopefully next year Creamie will do a little better at going to bed late and skipping naps so we can stay and play a little longer.

Of course, me going home early wasn’t all bad.  While she slept at home I made her a new dress to wear to church today.  I’ll post pictures tomorrow!  All in all it was a good weekend.  What did you do?

3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 18, 2010 1:59 am

    it must have been really hilarious, with Creamie holding tightly to the broom. She looks so cute on the piano too!

    I just found out my 1 year plus niece loves shoes so much, she goes into shoestores and simply refused to step out. She even picks them off the shelf and ‘tries’ them on. How adorable~

  2. Rachel permalink
    July 18, 2010 10:08 pm

    I think one of my (how many do I have?) children did try to steal the broom, and man he should have been whacked! And holy COW he would have deserved it. I was betting on Creamie. See…Isaac is one handful of a man child and I am still recovering.

    P.S. It was SO great to see everyone. We are so large and I love it!

  3. Liz Merrell permalink
    July 27, 2010 7:02 pm

    It was a great reunion and I’m still enjoying the memories of it. It was good to see so many cousins that I haven’t seen forever!

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