Sunday, July 27, 2008

Family Time and Some Alone Time

What a great weekend we all had!! It started Friday when Brian and I took the older two to the Met game (we are all Yankee fans, but as Brian says "the Mets are his second favorite New York team"!). My mom watched Ella which gave us the opportunity to have some "alone time" with B and J, and Meme and Poppy to have some "alone time" with Ella. After the game we dropped B and J off at my mom's were the kids spent the rest of the weekend giving Brian and I some "alone time"!!! The kids had a great time and basically ate Meme out of house and home! Saturday Jason and Ella spent some time at the pool with my mom. Brian and I spent some time at our pool doing NOTHING! I was so wonderful to just sit around and relax without anyone needing you, and having nowhere else to be. Then we went out and had a nice dinner together. We ended our relaxing day with a little time in the hot tub before going to bed. I can't remember the last time I felt so calm and relaxed----THANK YOU Meme and Poppy!!! Then Sunday we went back to my mom's for dinner with Aunt Ali and Uncle Gino. Poor Uncle Gino and Brian stood in the rain at the BBQ cooking our dinner. Uncle Gino is the Master BBQ man in the family! Somehow he always gets all the food done at exactly the same time and cooked to perfection. The only bad part of the day was me watching everyone else eat dessert while I just drooled! For those of you who don't know I've been on a diet and chocolate cake is definitely not on it!

We arrive at Shea Stadium
Behind the signs is the new stadium being built for the Mets RIGHT next to the existing one
Me and Bri. I wore an orange shirt feeling it was appropriate for the event!
B and J obviously having a good time!
Uncle Gino braids Ella's hair! (Can you tell Uncle Gino grew up as the little brother of two sisters???)
Uncle Gino tickling Ella. What you can't tell from these pictures is that it took YEARS for Ella to warm up to Uncle Gino!!!
After all the rain stopped there were snails everywhere outside!
Brody--Meme and Poppy's cutie pie who LOVES Ella
Me and Brody
Ella listens very carefully as Aunt Ali tells her the story of The Wizard of OZ


Michelle said...

What a PERFECT weekend!! Next time we are all together I am going to have to ask Meme and Poppy if they would like to try my five for a weekend. It's the least I could do to prepare them for your addition??!! Looking forward to a ladies night (and a little adult time) on Friday!

3 Peanuts said...

Sounds like such a fabulous weekend. I am SO envious of all of that "alone time."