We arrived at Tim's brother Pat's house around 1pm on Wednesday. We spent Thanksgiving day there with Pat, Gretchen, our nieces Kelsey & Darby, Tim's parents, and Gretchen's mother & sister. It was a nice relaxing day (read: I did not have to cook.) The girls had a ball with their cousins. I had a friend make them all matching dresses (see previous post) so I was in matchy heaven! Kelsey & Darby did want to change after their obligatory photo session into play clothes. Morrigan's response was "What are play clothes? Aren't these?" Now that's my girl.
Friday, we went to my Mom & Dad's (see picture above) where we had brunch with them, Dominick, Chris & their friend Laura. Much to my delight, my family bent to my will and had Pizza Papalis which I've missed terribly. We then spent the afternoon visiting friends Steve & Michele. It was wonderful to see them as it has been about 4 years since our last visit home. The girls had a good time with their kids though I was slightly embarrassed by the way my kids ate the entire time we were there. You would have thought I never fed them! We dropped the gals off at Mom & Dad's where they were sleeping over & we went to visit Alan & Barb.
Saturday, Tim spent the day with Pat (it was his birthday) and I went to get the girls from my parents. Olivia & Jen met up with me there & we went to lunch, leaving the kids with Mom & Dad. It worked out great. Olivia's daughter, Ava, fit right in & we got to catch up uninterrupted. That afternoon while Maggie & Eion were napping, we watched the original Star Wars with my family. Now Morrigan can speak about the dark side with authority!
That night we had a birthday dinner for Pat & got ready to leave on Sunday. We did the whole drive home in 1 day and it really wasn't too painful. That combined with the great weather we had in Detroit (really) leads us to believe that we will never have this good a trip again. But we did promise to be back before Eion turns 5 so we will likely brave the roads again this summer. All the way around, it was a great weekend!