Weekend Recap: Hail, Hail, The Gang’s All Here!

by Courtney Sirotin on February 25, 2013

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We spent the morning on Saturday getting the house ready for my family’s afternoon arrival. A quick stop by the grocery store was in order. Dylan became upset over something totally (not) monumental on the way out and a nice person at the Customer Service desk cheered him up with a balloon. Wouldn’t it be great if we could always be cheered up by a simple balloon?

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With the help of Justin and Kendy, we had the house in tip top shape by the time my parents and my nephew, Ryder, arrived. I didn’t go through the whole house memorializing this moment, but I got a few pictures to prove it was actually clean.

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(As I type this now, just over 24 hours later, it is…wait for it…no longer clean.)

After they arrived we visited for a bit and then went out for a BBQ dinner.

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Ryder has been wearing these sunglasses nonstop!

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Mom and me:

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Dylan is enjoying the full house! It was kind of funny last night because he was assigning people books to read to him and then dashing off mid-story. Here, Jay has just realized that Dylan was missing from his reading…

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And yet, he had a captive audience:

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I decided to make cookies around 10 p.m. They involved ground oats.

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And this is how you make a mess.

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Dylan was up bright and early this morning. He put on my headband and got busy playing.

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Slowly, everyone rose and got ready for the day. Glasses on, Ryder was ready to go!

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We had a great breakfast at Marietta Diner.

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And then Jay split because he had a shoot. The rest of us piled in my car and set off for Zoo Atlanta.

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Dylan didn’t quite get what he was supposed to do here…he kinda got stuck:

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The monkeys were killing it today! There seemed to be more out than ever before and they were all really active.

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I love these next two pictures.

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Ever see an elephant eat lunch?

Dylan napped in the car after the zoo. Our next stop was Atlantic Station to walk around and get our own, non bamboo, lunches. I stayed in the car with Dylan until he woke up and then we met back up with everyone else.

Ryder, wearing a Red Hot Chili Peppers t-shirt ate chili peppers for lunch. It was totally meta.

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After lunch I took a train ride with Dylan and my mom.

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A video my mom took to capture the moment!

We got ice creams and walked around after that and THEN we went to the grocery store. It was a busy day! I am quite exhausted now and need to hit the hay but I wanted to get this up before I go to bed because I know my grandmother and Carol will want to see what we’ve been up to while they’ve been holding down the fort at my parents’ house! Hope you all had a great weekend too!

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

CAROL February 25, 2013 at 12:37 pm

Thank you for the pictures and update. Just to let you know, our weather was the OPPOSITE of yours!! Looking forward to other updates.


SARAH February 27, 2013 at 1:29 am

Hi All! So nice to see that you are all together. Enjoy.


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