Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Reunion Weekend

Last weekend we had two family reunions.  We had one with my family on Saturday and another with Craig's family on Sunday.  Both were in Buffalo, so for what seemed like the umpteenth weekend this summer, we were headed out of town.  This time we actually stuck around on Friday night and enjoyed some ice cream, then slept in our own beds and moseyed out on Saturday after lunch.  That was a nice change of pace, at least.

We enjoyed fantastic weather for both picnics.  Jacob kept Craig busy wanting to play sports all the time.  Jacob's tendency to wear numerous layers of clothing while playing sports was a novelty at both picnics.  Thankfully, the good weather meant that the odds of him overheating were less than usual.  No matter how much we try to convince him he doesn't need more than two, he just won't listen.  Tonight he took off at least five shirts at bedtime.  ::rolling eyes::  Anyway, the boys played a lot of sports and I had a little time to relax and catch up with family.  I didn't bring out the camera nearly as much as I should have.  I think sometimes it feels like every picture I have of Jacob is him playing sports, and how many of those can I actually take?  Craig actually caught this picture on Saturday...
 
Sunday Jacob was excited to play with his cousins.  So excited he played himself out in the morning (while Mommy and Daddy both periodically snoozed--I was just plain tired and Craig was sleeping off the results of a late evening out), and then fell asleep in the car on the way to the picnic--glove and hat in hand...
 
Here he is batting, while his cousin Luke plays catcher and Craig pitches.  He can really hit a pitched ball (tee ball should be interesting next year, since he's getting used to pitches now), and he did the cutest run around the bases when he got a hit.


At the end of the day we had a random little treat--a free concert at the bandshell next to our shelter.  The concert was Terry Buchwald, an Elvis impersonator.  We stuck around long enough to see the beginning of the show, just to have the experience.  He wasn't bad! 

It was a busy weekend as usual, but at least I got a little downtime (sorry, Craig...you wanted a boy that loved sports!).  We have another busy weekend coming up, but hopefully this one will have some fun and a little rest time, too.  The yard is screaming for some sprucing up, so I guess that comes first.  Summer is winding down so I know the craziness will only last a little bit longer before the schedule eases up and restful weekends become a little more frequent.  Nice to know Craig will be home most of the time for the next few months, aside from an upcoming trip to Vegas for work (ugh, yeah, I know).  Fall is coming, and while I'll regret it in a few weeks, for the first time I'm almost looking forward to it... 

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