Monday, July 28, 2014

Easing into Monday

Happy Monday, everyone!  We had a half crazy/half relaxed weekend.  On Saturday, we traveled to western MA to attend a family reunion for Jay's father's side of the family.  It was great weather and everyone had a great time catching up with some of their favorite aunts, uncles and cousins.  The highlight for Jay is always seeing his grandfather, who just turned 94!(I think! might be 93.  I always get the age of his grandfather and my grandfather confused!  Either way, it's a blessing they're still with us and both are still very mobile!)

There were some really great family trees that people had put together.  The kids really enjoyed hearing some stories about their great-great grandparents.  Most of my kids are history buffs and really enjoy learning about their heritage.

On the way home, we made a spontaneous stop at Patriot Place and went out for dinner at Red Robin.  We don't actually go out for dinner at a restaurant very often....and we love to go to Patriot Place.  I was hoping to go to Bass Pro Shop because it's a fun place to look around, but it was late and Jay was really tired so we will have to plan another outing soon!
Gotta love mid-chew shots!

Andrew hid behind his milkshake!

On a totally unrelated note......

So have you heard that Coke has a new promotion...."Share a Coke Campaign"?  The bottles have people's names on them...lots of different ones to choose from!  It's supposed to inspire people to buy their own name and the name of their friend(or sibling:).  In our case, Andrew bought a coke for Jon, who posed for me with the Coke made "just for him"!   
Of course, the advertising ploy didn't completely work because Andrew said he saw bottles with Sarah, Luke, Peter and Kate in the case all together, and one with Mike in another case, but didn't buy them.  Someone is playing favorites, meethinks!;)
Andrew wouldn't pose with the Coke with his I took a sneak shot anyway!  Take that, Andrew!
Looking handsome in his Stop and Shop uniform!

Well, that's all for now.  Hoping to have a mostly laid back week!  My friend, Colleen, is treating me to a pedicure on Wednesday.(Can't wait!)

Our biggest day of the week will be Thursday, which is Peter's 13th birthday!  Another teenager in the house!  He is very excited about it and keeps mentioning it:)  (Luke keeps mentioning it, too, because his birthday is exactly one week after Peter's so he wants Peter's birthday to be over so his birthday countdown can begin!)

I hope your Monday is a smooth transition into the last week of July!