so. i think at this point, i’m on tuesday of our first week. to help keep track.
our first stop on tuesday was to visit the varland clan. even though julie just had her fourth kiddo 7 weeks before this picture was taken, she was still a gracious host and fed us some delicious pb&j’s. (homemade strawberry j’s).
on wednesday, we spent the entire day visiting folks in buffalo. first up, my high school art teacher! she saw on fb that we were in town and she invited us out to see her (pretty sweet) house. she was babysitting her grandkids, and in true art teacher fashion, she had a craft prepared for all of the kiddos to take part in.
we played there for awhile, waiting for our next stop to be ready for us. we snapped this pic of all the little people before we left.
http://www.albrightknox.org/collection/public-art/piece:shark-girl/then, i made my way to see the browns. formerly of winston-salem. formerly formerly of buffalo ny. they moved back and abandoned me. hazel fell asleep on the way and slept through the visit. anna and isaac picked up with annie and sadie where they left off. and i chilled with jess and the newest brown, baby micah. i didn’t manage a single pic. 🙁
for dinner, i met up with my college friend, leah. we were planning to go to canalside and eat there and walk around. but the weather wasn’t looking so hot, so we just HAAAAD to go to duff’s for more wings.
after the blah rain rolled through, leah and i took hazel to the waterfront, and leah’s girlfriend took the super worn out older lidkids back to her place to watch tv and eat all of their oranges (anna). hazel was a trooper and loved meeting shark girl.
we walked around a bit. then met back at leah’s, where i loaded up my kiddos for the late night trip home to batavia.
the next morning, my mom declared that we were going to leslie’s house in angola (past buffalo), so we reloaded the car and were on our way.
for lunch, we rustled up the cousins for some pizza. which obviously needed to be consumed while wearing harry potter glasses leftover from eliot’s birthday party. (unrelated story. while looking around leslie’s house, i stepped down a rather high “step” and managed to roll my ankle. so, while you can’t tell from this picture, i was in extreme agony when i took it.)
and, instead of going out for ice cream, this time, my mom brought some to us. and we managed this pic of all her grandkids. which she has yet to make into her facebook cover photo and i do not know why.
and that gets me through thursday of week one….