This weekend was completely over run with, dot, dOT, DOT, FAMILY!!! Friday night was spent chowing down on dinner, followed by 2 hours of laughing, story-telling, and more laughing.
|Roasted potatoes, sauerkraut, and a breadless hamburger.|
I also came to the realization that we all spend a ridiculous amount of time together. I hope it never changes.
Saturday morning, all 8 of us skipped along to America’s Friendliest Hometown for breakfast and a movie. I usually eat breakfast shortly after waking, so by the time we arrived at the Barrel of Crackers, I was famished. I ate a gigantic bowl of oats with brown sugar and sliced banana with a side of Gluten-zyme.
|There was a little dairy sprinkled on top. Yumzies.|
|Causing a public disturbance.|
|Food, food, and more greasy, delicious food.|
After disturbing everyone in the restaurant with our antics, we headed over to the theater to see The Green Hornet in 3D. No one was in the movie which is a recipe for loud, obnoxious children. Before the movie started, we had a mini photo shoot in the seats.
|Cute pic to start off the shoot.|
|Thowin' up gang signs. My mother was unhappy.|
|Josiah looking, well, under some kind of influential substance. I suppose we can blame the obscene amount of sugar in his breakfast...|
|Mikey gazing into the distance.|
|Mikey with no neck.|
|Again with the face...|
|Got it right this time.|
|Settled for silly faces.|
|Short-neck buzzard over here.|
|Apparently, he and Josiah shared a breakfast.|
|Finally, a good one.|
|Stray hand. What a jerk, Paul.|
|Angry about our horrible picture-taking abilities.|
|More anger. What is with my claw?|
|Ok, this is getting ridiculous.|
|Can't NEVA go wrong with Gansta shots.|
|Frustration taking over.|
|Pretending to think... We all know the truth.|
Finally, we settled down and watched the movie. It was AMAZING!!! It was so funny and it had awesome effects. Seth Rogan is a genius.
At 4 PM the children (accompanied by Gigantor- stepdad) left the house to see the Monster Truck Jams. Interested in redneck, macho crap? Check out Mon's blog post about it... When my mom initially asked if I wanted to go, I laughed. Apparently it wasn’t a joke… I passed on the offer leaving Mama and I home in the peace and quiet. Thankfully. Gigantor’s mom came over to hang with us for a little girl time and we had a lovely dinner together. But first, dark chocolate and red wine. Who says dessert can't come first?
|Match made in heaven.|
A child-free night was just what I needed.
|Roasted squash and zuccini, spaghetti squash with sauteed tomatoes and garlic, and bread. Delectable.|
I woke with a
start stretch and reluctant roll on Sunday morning with breakfast on the brain. As was requested by the fam, I made banana pancakes, AGAIN. They have a serious addiction. It’s a problem. But I’m not complaining…
|Pancakes with papaya.|
Lunch was crazy, considering we had 5 hungry men clamoring for a bite to eat at the same time. Somehow, I managed to get some pseudo-guacamole, chips, and a sandwich.
|Half avocado, half salsa. I almost ate this entire bowl of chips.|
|Toasted ham and provolone.|
I spent the rest of the evening attempting to get homework done with little success. A few hours of sporadic screaming, door-slamming, laughing, and more screaming, the cousins went back home. Aaah, sweet relief. Haha. Just kidding guys. I love you all. Never a dull moment, always a good time.
By 5 PM, I gave up homework and went to the kitchen to start dinner.
|Roast chicken, brown rice, sauteed greens and peppers, and roasted squash and beets.|
The rest of the night was spent relaxing and sitting in front of the boob tube. I needed it. I plan on having a productive week, so I am taking advantage of the relaxation and recharging my batteries. My blast of a weekend took it out of me, but it was oh so fun.