I was so happy to have a long weekend this past week, because it meant an extra day with Eric free from work, a family get together with some family members I haven't seen in quite a while, and a few outdoor adventures too. It was so nice to have my sisters and nieces and nephew here too, and I know Henry adored that part. It was so wild with all of the cousins together that I didn't have time to snap a single picture of the chaos. My sister had her camera at the ready though, so I'm excited to see the pictures of the whole bunch of goofballs together. We had a picnic, we went to the park, rode the mini train, fed ducks, and oddly enough the best toy of all was my oldest sisters wedding dress that each babe wanted to try/sit on. Too cute.
We decided to take a quiet little trip to the farm (Eric's family's), just the three of us (plus dogs). It seems Eric's entire family is the most at peace when they're there, and I think Henry feels it too. He was so excited to see the horses, walk through the tall grasses, pick old dandelions, and sit to soak it all in. It's refreshing for each one of us to go out there and enjoy the quiet, and now it's one hundred times more special because we get to see Henry explore. One large reason for moving back was to give Henry that very opportunity that was so special to Eric growing up.
We grilled the most delicious food on Monday evening, and before we knew it the weekend was over. I'm not complaining though because in one short day it'll be back again. I'm hoping to make some delicious tailgating snacks on Saturday, and on Sunday my plan is to bake my first loaf of bread, and a pan of granola bars. I think it must be the little hints that fall isn't far away that put me in the mood for baking and cooking. Or maybe just the fact that my creative energy hasn't had much of an outlet recently and it's time to let it out.
What did you do over the long weekend?