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Simply Be Cousin – Kath Eats Actual Meals

Cousin Weekend

My sister and her fam came visiting us over Labor Day Weekend. We had such a pleasant time hanging out. And the cousins performed nonstop! 

I like that they’re all of the age the place they’ll play actual video games. 4 is a superb quantity as a result of if one isn’t feeling a sport, there’s one other to play with.

Even huge Mazen wasn’t too outdated for many make imagine. Right here he’s carrying Prince Ali to the palace! 

Mother & Dad had been there too

Mother and pa got here as much as meet us for the day on Saturday. They stayed at a lodge in Cville and did their very own factor a number of the time so we bought to have “younger individuals time” too : ) 

I had lunch with them on Friday whereas the boys had been at school! 

Friday Tacos

The Allens arrived on Friday simply in supper time. We had margaritas and a cheese board for nibbling. 

Taco Buffet

It’s best to hear their conversations!


I took Matt to my favourite exercise class on Saturday morning – he did nice!!

In the meantime Uncle Thomas made pancakes for all the children. 

We debated going to a park, the pool, or splash park, however the youngsters had so many toys on the home we saved the morning below scheduled. 

Lunch at Kardinal Corridor

For lunch we met the Donnes at Kardinal Corridor. There may be numerous house to unfold on the market! 

I had probably the most scrumptious crispy quinoa salad with salmon. 

And a beer!


SURPRISE Birthday!

Nona and I snuck out early so we may arrange a shock occasion for Mazen!! For the reason that cousins and grandparents had been right here, we had a small household occasion. We arrange a unfastened fishing themed occasion with some favors. 

With cake in fact!!!

I bought gluten free for my sister from Caked Up Cville and everybody mentioned it tasted nearly as good as any cake they’d had. For those who want a gluten free cake in Cville, Norkeita has you.

She was a beaut!

Mazen was the final automobile to go away lunch and so they “bought delayed” taking the great distance there, so everybody else was inside to say shock (aside from these within the automobile with him, in fact). 

Mazen was stunned, however he mentioned he noticed hints, similar to our favourite cake baker within the driveway.

Nona and Grandpa gave Mazen a brand new Ugly Stick fishing rod with a fish balloon tied to the top.

Grammie and Pea bought him a Lego and this unbelievable Bald Head Island print together with his BFF alligator on it! (Keep in mind after they noticed the monster on the golf course?!)

“Everyone say caaaaakkkeee” 



Relaxation + Pool

After the occasion, all of us rested till the dads took 3/4 youngsters to the pool. Let’s hear it for the dads!

Date Evening

Mother and pa supplied to babysit whereas us huge youngsters went out to dinner. Let’s additionally hear it for grandparents ; )

We bought the toddlers to mattress, after which headed out. We had hoped to get in to Mas however that fell by, so we went to Bang! 

This was the one photograph I took of the meals – the whole lot was nice! 

Sunday Hike

On Sunday morning we had breakfast and took everybody to the Monticello Path for a hike. 

After all the spotlight was enjoying on the large poplar trunk. 

Lunch + Relaxation

We went residence and made salads and sandwiches for everybody’s lunch. And took a bit relaxation to look at Aladdin for a bit. 

North Backyard

After relaxation, we caravanned to North Backyard to Thomas’s dad and mom’ home. They’ve a brand new zip line and an excellent sandbox. 

Loving Cup

Nona and Grandpa watched the children for a bit whereas we went simply down the street for a wine tasting at Loving Cup.

Laura can solely drink natural wines because of being tremendous delicate to wine components, and so we had been excited to take her to Virginia’s solely natural vineyard. 

Carl, the proprietor and winemaker, used to babysit Thomas! He greeted us and taught us all about natural winemaking. We purchased bottles of the glowing, Loving Cup White and Loving Cup Pink. 

Love these bug work!!

Brazos + IX Artwork Park

We headed again to city for an early dinner at Brazos Tacos!

That is such an excellent spot to take youngsters as a result of they’ll play within the grass and IX Artwork Park after consuming. 

The cousins had a wonderful time enjoying Aladdin some extra, together with Prince Ali’s arrival on elephants and going out and in of the “Cave of Surprise.” 

Can’t look ahead to the subsequent cousin weekend

Though realistically that can doubtless be Christmas!!

Emerson mentioned “Mother and pa, I’d like to maneuver right here. It’s such a pleasant village.” HAHA! It IS a pleasant village and they need to transfer right here! 

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