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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Memorial Weekend

Eat, eat, eat! That's what we did over Memorial Weekend. Sunday we attended a fish fry (you have to say it with a southern drawl) at Aunt Katie & Uncle Hunter's house in the country. They fried up bass, potatoes, hush puppies and the cat. No, but Matt suggested it! They also boiled some shrimp, sausage, red potatoes and corn on the cob. There was enough food to feed an army. We hardly put a dent in it...but we tried. YUM! The kids had a blast chasing around the baby chicks and terrorizing the mama hen. Mattie and her friend Aubry treated Josie like a giant baby doll and hovered over her the whole time. She loved the attention. We always have fun at aunt Katie's and can't wait for our next family gathering.

Memorial Day brought sunshine and lots of outdoor play in the yard. I bought the kids a slip n slide...a poor man's pool as Matt calls it. Setting it up was quite a comedy act. Were we the peaceful, fun loving family outside for a fun afternoon? NO! Jack ket crying and yelling because he was sticking to the slide and not making it to the end. Matt and I were frustrated with him and trying to calm him down, which ended up being threats if he didn't stop acting like a spoiled brat. Josie started crying because she got knocked over, then Jack slid into a pile of ants and started screaming. I ended up inside with 2 crying, wet kids. What fun! I was so glad I bought the slide!

The evening was much better, as we invited our neighbors Karol, Bill and daughter Ava as well as our neighbor Judy and her famous dog Daisy over for a bar b que. The kids had fun getting wet and running wild in the yard. The picture is from a brief still moment when they all settled in one chair for a rest. We are very blessed to have wonderful neighbors in our hood and enjoyed their company very much. Hope everyone had a great 3 day weekend. Summer is here!

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