For the first time in several months, we headed up to Massachusetts to visit my family this weekend! Actually it was the first time I’ve gone anywhere (besides doctors’ offices) since coming home with the baby. Needless to say it was much-needed and I had a great time hanging out with family and friends. Laura did well on the drive up, sleeping the whole way. That was a relief! When we got to my parents’ house my friend Jenn visited for a bit and then my sister-in-law Kathy came by. She, my mom, and I all were going to my cousin Angie’s baby shower in the afternoon. So I had a nice long visit with Kathy and we all got to eat yummy food at the shower. I especially loved Angie’s grandmother’s “Cheesy Potatoes.” Oh my goodness — I wonder if she would part with the recipe! So yummy. The cake was adorable (as well as delicious). Don’t you agree?
After the shower we just hung out at my parents’ house for a while. Drew enjoyed looking through my Dad’s industrial equipment catalogs and shopping at his favorite store (Ocean State Job Lot) where he was psyched to have found a little tent package on sale. He wants to try taking the boys camping this year. At any rate, we didn’t see my brother this time because he was fishing in Rhode Island. Crazy boy had to get up at 3 a.m. to get down on the water, but at least he caught something — a 36-inch bass! Still, that’s mighty early.
Dad grilled steaks for dinner and we enjoyed them with salad, baked potatoes, and corn on the cob. Basically my all-time favorite dinner! We then got all the kids in their PJs and headed home around 7. It was a long day, but a good one. I’m hoping to go back for a longer visit next month, but this time I just wasn’t up for packing for everyone. Hope you all had great weekends too!