Spending Labor Day weekend at my sister’s house in Woodstock has become a tradition of sorts. Both my niece Claire and my dad’s birthdays fall over the weekend, and hanging out at the house with the fam seems like the perfect way to close out the summer. This year, I ended up flying into Albany from DC, which is just over an hour from the house. The one hour flight was suuuuuuch a breeze compared to the 6ish hour drive from DC, so I was really happy I went with that option. My sister and the kids picked me up from the airport, and after making it back to the house, we wasted no time before heading to the pool.
Me, Claire, and Ben
My other sister, Wendy, and her fam plus my parents came Thursday evening, and we spent the whole weekend doing a whole lot of relaxing and barely leaving the house. Some highlights included tons of games of my new favorite card game, Phase 10.
Complete with smores and lots of lovin’ on my nephews.
Me and Harper
Ice cream cake for Claire’s 6th birthday.
Does life get any better than when you’re 6?
So much time by the pool.
(In a BIKINI, no less!)
And countless hours watching my niece and nephews bond with each other.
Cousinly love is so awesome.
This weekend was exactly what I needed. Too bad they always go by way too fast!