Hi kidlets! This weekend has been an awesome one. On Saturday, we decided to have a family gathering and game night. I was super excited to spend some time with my new fam, who I have not seen in almost a year. Miguel’s family is really similar to mine, which means a good time is always guaranteed.
Everyone began arriving around 4:30 and kept trickling in until 6:30 PM. About as soon as everyone had completed a double-cheek kiss and said, “Hello! Oh, it’ so nice to see you,” they were smacking balls around on the pool table.
Dinner was a characteristically low-key South African one.
|Boerewors (South African sausage) rolls (like hotdogs, basically).|
Unfortunately, since we got the sausages from the butcher, the ingredients are not anywhere to be found. Instead of chancing a gluten attack, I made my own delicious number.
|Chicken roasted with tomato sauce and GF bread topped with that delicious tomato sauce.|
I only ate about half of this meal because I had already eaten about a lb. of chips and cocktail peanuts...
Shortly after dinner, the game of pool was back on… until the ball monster showed up.
|One of the cutest children ever created.|
The rest of the night was spent catching up, playing an interesting and rather hilarious game of Cranium, and watching a movie until the wee small hours of the morning. Cousins spent the night and we basically turned the living room into a refugee camp.
I felt like a kindergartner again having a giant sleepover with all of my friends. It was a blast of a time.
|Look at that ridiculous pose.|
|Baby and auntie.|
The next morning, we woke up bright and late around 10 AM. I had a lovely light breakfast, because frankly, my main entrée and all of the snacks I ate the night before left me feeling like I had a brick in my stomach.
|Grapefruit with dollops of smooth cottage cheese on top.|
I was asked if I would make lunch for everyone, and of course, excitedly obliged.
|Pizza potato, hamburger topped with caramelized onions, and salad|
More pool followed lunch, and I soaked up the warm winter sun. By late afternoon, I was getting extremely sleepy, so I took advantage of the lazy afternoon and had a nice little nap. When I woke up, shockingly, I wasn’t thinking about food. Now that I think about it, I don’t remember the last time I wasn’t thinking about food when I woke up. It was actually a really good feeling. But, within the next hour, I started to get a little rumbly in my tumbly. This massive veggie-filled dinner followed.
|Salad topped with hummus and butternut soup with plain yogurt on top.|
Continuing my rather relaxed day, I am currently watching another movie with my family. Hm (*smiles to self*). I have double the family I had before. Cool? I think so… Yep, I have a second family now.