I had THE BEST weekend. It was the perfect mix of hanging with family, EATING, relaxing, and just enough activity to balance it out.
It all started with a much deserved early departure from work on Friday. Since I worked 29 hours between Saturday and Sunday (!) last weekend when I was in Indianapolis, I took advantage of some of the comp time I earned by leaving a few hours early Friday afternoon. As if on cue, my sister arrived just as I finished cleaning the apartment top to bottom with her hubby Justin and my nephew – Harper! He is looking amazing these days…
Crazy to think he was born weighing just over a pound!
We ended up having a very low key evening Friday – picking up some take out Vietnamese food and just talking and laying low. Saturday morning Wendy and I took off first thing (7am) for a 4 mile run. The run itself was really hard for me – one of the toughest I’ve had in a while. I didn’t drink even a sip of water before I went (smart, I know) and it was super humid outside, so I got parched shortly into the run. I also ended up getting a really bad side stich, so stopped to talk for a minute or two. We finished around 4 miles in 41:30 – not too bad, especially considering the heat. It makes me extremely nervous for marathon training seeing as its only June, but let’s not go there today…
After cleaning up after our run, I watched Harper for a bit while they went out to breakfast and proceeded to have a little photo shoot with him.
He has the cutest little toes, and learned early how to put them in his mouth. What a skill!
After his parents returned, we headed down to the pool and Harper got to put his toes into the pool for the first time ever.
Wendy with the little peanut and me!
After everyone was maxed out on sun, we went back inside for a little impromptu concert featuring Wil.
You can’t see from that angle, but Harper was totally mesmerized by the guitar.
We ended their quick visit with a crab feast at the Quarterdeck, which was awessssssome. While we waited for the crabs, we took turns holding Harper, drinking beer, and eating onion rings. Harper was especially taken by Wil, which made me happy but slightly jealous.
He instantly started smiling when it was Wil’s turn to hold him and it was too cute not to take a picture of! Two beaming baldies with blue eyes! (Say that five times fast).
And then finally – the crabs arrived!
And the camera turned off for the rest of the meal because my hands were caked in old bay and crab and I could tell my camera wouldn’t have liked it. They hit the road back to Philly right after dinner, and the time to say goodbye came SO fast! Even though the visit was over so quick, it’s nice that they live close enough to visit for just one night without it being a big deal.
How close/far do you live from your family? Do you get to see them often?
My other sister Heather lives in NYC, and she is the farthest from me with just about a 4 hour drive. I’m lucky we’re all so concentrated on the east coast!