After a short night's sleep, morning came and it was wonderful to wake up in Western NY! I woke up to give my husband a call and make sure he was up and around. Then I heard someone at the door and went downstairs to see my beautiful nieces and their mom. My two older children had slept over at their Aunt and Uncles house, so I kissed all my nieces, gave their mom a hug, then woke up my youngest so he could see his cousins. We then headed over to see the two older children. It was wonderful to see all the children together again. I had missed them so much!
We went back to my parents' house, where my mom made her famous chocolate chip pancakes. The children have always had those when they slept over at Grandma and Grandpa's house. They were as delicious as I can remember them. My oldest niece in NY had a whole plate full, I was quite impressed!
After breakfast, everyone headed off for a while. My children had to get bathed. When lunchtime rolled around, we ordered subs from a favorite grocery store in the area. They make 16 inch subs for close to $7 each, and they are delicious. It was something we had looked forward to having, and we didn't have to wait long. Everyone came over for lunch.
After lunch, we (my nieces, Bre, Chris, my children, Bob and I) went to the blueberry patch, where we picked 4 quarts of blueberries (yummy) and then to the park about a mile up the road. The playground was always a favorite, as they have something for all ages. It was about 4:30 pm and time to head back to Grandma and Grandpa's house and get ready for some softball.
My brothers' team had a game at 7 pm. Colette's team had a game at 5:45 pm. Both teams won, it was a good start to City Cup weekend. After the games were over, we had supper. It was Grandpa's Spaghetti with his secret sauce. What a treat! Then my daughter, 2 of my nieces, Bob and I walked to the corner store and got ice cream with a lot of yummy toppings. That was dessert, each of the children got to pick a flavor. We ended up with Perrys Birthday Bash, Cherry Panda Paws, Banana Split, and Tropical Sherbet. I was surprised that my dad liked the Birthday Bash, because he generally doesn't eat anything blue!
It was pretty late at night before we all went to sleep, but it was a wonderful day! I so enjoyed every moment at home, therefore, I am updating what happened, because I didn't want to take time away from the family to sit down and write what was going on. I wanted to enjoy every moment of it!