Monday, October 18, 2010

Catching Up...Again

Here I am again, realizing how long it's been since I had time to sit down and type out a post. I just spent several minutes catching up on my favorite blogs. I do miss you bloggy friends when I'm too busy to participate!
It's 8:50 AM here right now and I'm still in my pajamas and have a cup of coffee.
I got up at 6:00, made Alex's lunch and his and Nick's breakfast. (don't be impressed, today was oatmeal and cereal day, I'm just that tired) I got my boys out the door then Nick's aunt, uncle and cousin who was visiting left around 30 minutes later. I have done two loads of laundry, recycled the dishwasher dishes and am relaxing for a few minutes before tackling 4 beds that need to be re-sheeted and about 4 more loads of laundry.
We had a fabulous weekend with Nick's family. These relatives are his godparents. They are low maintenance and tons of fun.
They arrived on Saturday evening, just after we got our boy out the door for homecoming dance. He took the little girl down the street (who's parents are our best friends here) as "friends"  I threatened him with his life if he dorked this up because it would make it awkward with them forever. She's a great girl and he behaved! Yes, some of the things we are teaching him ARE sinking in!
Don't they look adorable?

I took him shopping for his clothes. All the way down to shoes and socks, people. The kid showed up here back in July with nothing but ratty jeans and t-shirts. He had one set of dress clothes that came nowhere close to fitting him. God only knows how long he'd had them. All of this, in spite of the fact we sent his mother over $1200.00 per month (plus all medical, dental and extra curricular expenses) in child support. BUT, that's another post, another rant, for another time.
So, Aunt Mary, Uncle Wayne and cousin Brad get here and we start the pig out fest that lasted for over 24 hours.
I had picked up clam chowder from one of our favorite diners and it's delicious! We had cocktails and veggies with dip before getting Alex from the dance and calling it a day.
Sunday morning, Nick made his famous pancakes and then we hit the road. We took a nice scenic drive around town and had lunch at the Red Parrot. One of our favorite restaurants. We had oysters on the half shell, fried calamarie, a bucket of steamers (deliciousness!) and nachos (for the non-seafood eating Brad)
Two beers (each) and a full tummy later, we rolled out back home.
Last night, it was fresh lobsters. When I say fresh, I mean fresh. Nick and Uncle Wayne drove to the dock and bought them right off the boat.
Today I'm trying to get over my food coma and get caught up. I need to make a weekly menu but am struggling.
Hopefully, I will find my motivation when I dig through the laundry :) 
I have two loads to fold now.  I think it's a good time to catch up on my DVR!


Expat Girl said...

DVR sounds much better than laundry! Glad you have been having a great time with family

Mindee@ourfrontdoor said...

They do look totally adorable and I like Alex's outfit. Good job there.

Fresh lobster? That sounds like heaven. I suppose I could go to the grocery store and buy a live one from a tank but I just don't think it would be the same.

Debbie said...

Great photos! They always look so surprisingly good when we clean them up:)