It was great to see some of my friends - probably my dearest friends. It was surreal because even though 10 years had passed since I lived at home I felt as if I had been warped into a time bubble where I was back in high school - driving my parents car around, hanging out with my girlfriends, and having conversations that flow just as if we saw each other yesterday at school. The only difference was that our conversations were no centered around topics such as diapers, weddings, and breastfeeding rather than the cute boy that sat across from you in some class.
Here is a photo of some of the girlfriends, some had already left the wedding by the time I remembered that I wanted to take this photo.
The next day, after not much sleep, my mom was hosting a garden party for my father's 65 birthday. My dad and I share birthdays, so I was involved in the celebrations as well. It was a lot of fun to see our nieces and nephew, they are always entertaining us and making us smile.This is the picture with my Dad and all of his grandchildren. Jillian's foot ended up in the cake. Lyla got dressed up in her party dress. She enjoyed most of the party sleeping it away.My mom had a lunch with about 15 people there. Again it threatened to rain, but the sun came out in time for the party so we were able to enjoy the outdoors. My sister wanted to get 65 flamingos for my dad, however the flamingos where all gone - and, sorry Dad, they didn't have enough for 65, so we ended up with the 7 foot inflatable cake. Not quite as exciting as the salesman made it out to be, but still a good center piece for the party. Matthew lost his allergy to Lyla and was able to hold her this time. Last time he was here, he was "allergic" to Lyla but he has since gotten past that allergy. I didn't get a good picture of him holding her, so here they are checking each other out.Nana, Grandma and Lyla all together. I had a great time at home with my family and friends, and I am hoping to get back again sometime soon. Lyla loved the fresh country air and we even got some help with her feeding when we are home so things have been going pretty good. So we hope to be back before I go back to work in a month. Ugh - don't even remind me about that!