Sunday, May 15, 2011

Weekend Dash

Friday after work, Jack and I drove up to Michigan to see this little monkey for her birthday! Happy Birthday Katie! The weather was rainy and cold, but the company was crazy and fun and my Mom and Sis even came up for the day on Saturday. Even though it was a quick trip for all of us, we had a great time with the kids and grandkiddos.
It was great that my Sister and my Mom could take the time to drive up from Chicago and visit with us for a bit. They had never been up to see Craig and Amy's new house and if the rain hadn't been so bad, it might have been a better drive.
Mom always finds the way to the kitchen..I think she feels the most comfortable hanging out there!
Craig had a few projects that Jack could help him with. Getting the gazebo top on was's good to have some help from someone around the same height!
As always, I had to take the usual food shot..and as always, the food was great. Nice grilling Craig and Amy!
Mom sat with Taylor and looked at all his books he did in school this year. It was very sweet to see him reading to her and showing all his hard work.
Midge and Mom had to head back to Chicago, but we had a great time just sitting and talking and enjoying the day. I'm so glad they braved the storms and drove up.
Sophie is ready to take a road trip with her scooter...I like the little backpack on the front of the scooter. Just like her, cute!
Katie the birthday girl, takes a minute to enjoy a yummy icecream cone..hey, it's your birthday, so you can do what ever you want!
Before we hit the road for home, Taylor had to show us his awesome karate moves that he's learning..he's a tough cookie!
Thanks Craig and Amy for a fun and very quick getaway!


rosaria said...

Those kids are lucky to have all of you in their lives. Birthdays are for family reunions for sure.

karen said...

I love even those quick trips. I'm going to take one myself this coming weekend for my granddaughter's 5th birthday - and to see them all before they move to Boston!

Munir said...

The moments that your Mom and Taylor are having together are priceless.
Look at those golden curls, she does not even have to pose and she is gorgeous!

Stacy Crawford said...

Happy Birthday Katie!

It looks like you had a marvelous time. I'm glad you got to visit family and returned home safely!

Have a great week!

Donna said...

Sometimes the short trips are the best! I think you get to see everyone you love, make some sweet memories and go before everyone gets on each others nerves...ha! I always loved weekend trips to Chicago, short but fun.

How great that your mom and sister took the time to come too! It's good to see you all together. The pic of your mom with Taylor is so touching!

Love the pic of could just eat her up! Love the pic of Amy and Craig...what a couple! Happy birthday Katie!

Sue said...

This was so much fun, seeing your family photos from the trip. And your mother looks GREAT. (Love that she found her way to the ktichen...)


Kristy said...

Oh my! Both Sophie and Katie are such beautiful girls! How lucky! Glad you enjoyed your own "birthday weekend" of sorts! I would have loved to have you at my party - diet pepsi and all ;) x

Anonymous said...

katie is such a cutiepie!

Holyoke Home said...

Oh my dear. Sophie and Katie are two of the most darling girls!!!!

Craig said...

Thanks for coming up Mommo! It was a lot of fun!