Weekend Recap: Reunited And It Feels So Good

by Courtney Sirotin on December 24, 2012

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Saturday morning began at the ungodly hour of 4 am. Dylan was UP!!!! Sure, he looks like he’s sleeping in this picture, but don’t be fooled. He was UP!!!!! So I was too!!!! Despite my better judgment.

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After passing the early hours away in my parents’ basement doing everything from watching TV to jumping jacks, I eventually showered and set off on a morning mission. (I was going to say, “an early morning mission” but it was late in comparison to when I woke up.)

As you may recall, I recently suffered from the double-whammy of having too long hair and too little husband in my life. On Saturday, all of this was remedied. Early in the morning I left Dylan with my parents and got myself a haircut. I left you hanging as to which of these looks I was going to choose. If you guessed this one, you were right!


A couple things about my haircut:

1) I asked the stylist to angle my hair so that it was longer in the front but she didn’t really do that so I’m not totally pleased with the results. I may get it tweaked when I get back to Georgia (or, more likely, I’ll just live with it).

2) It doesn’t look different from my normal hair style at all. Jason chose the look closest to my normal one and I chose to choose the look he liked best (follow that?) so this was to be expected. Normal = boring but whatever. Jay has this thing where he doesn’t adapt well when people change their hair styles so I didn’t want to shock him.

Moving on…

After a busy morning, Dylan, my grandmother, my mother and I all piled into a car and set out for my aunt and uncle’s place in Shirley, MA for their annual holiday party. Jason was going to meet us there from the airport and ride back with us after the party. Dylan and I were both excited for the reunion!

We stopped for lunch on the way.

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A couple hours later we were reunited as a family!

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The party was a lot of fun! The foods and drinks were great and Dylan had a BLAST playing with all the kids in his extended family.

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A few moments of note…

My aunt, Gina, gave Dylan this totally appropriate book for Christmas:

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My niece, Julia, and Dylan made friends with these characters:

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A casualty:

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He was okay! Julia checked him over well. Smile

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As you know, Dylan is obsessed with teapots and this hutch with off-limit, breakable ones tempted him beyond words.

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I never realized until Dylan developed his obsession just how many people collect teapots! He was undeterred in trying to get to them. He kept pushing chairs across the room to climb on and hopefully get to the goods.

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Thankfully, no teapots were harmed.

We got Dylan ready for bed before the long ride home. He slept and I cuddled with Jay in the backseat while my mom drove. I zonked out as soon as we got home. Waking up at 4 am is not conducive to partying.


I might breeze through Sunday a bit because Dylan is napping and I can see him stirring on the monitor and I want to get this up before he wakes up!

We slept in a bit (8 am! I’ll take it!) and then spent the morning hanging around the house. My nephew, Ryder, was over too. Dylan ended up wanting a nap early (10 am) so that gave me time to shower and get ready for the day.

Dylan waking up from his nap…all curly and cute!

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Jason, Dylan and I went out for lunch while my mother ran errands and my father and Ryder watched football. We went to a great diner called Roundabout in Portsmouth, NH.

Dylan is really into The Peanuts right now! I love it because I like watching them too.

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Dylan was low-key and still groggy from his nap. Numerous people stopped by our table to comment on how well-behaved and cute he was. I have to agree, he was wearing the cute coat hard on Sunday!

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Love this boy! He is so perfectly kissable!

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We stopped by Chuck E. Cheese after lunch. We had nothing else planned for the day so it was something to do. Dylan had fun.

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Back home, my sister, Alana, and Julia came over and we all hung out and ate dinner. (Forgot to take pictures! Bummer!).

Before Dylan went to bed Jason and I took him outside to run around in the dark. I wanted some fresh air and Dylan was all too happy to join me outside. (Jay was reluctant to go out in the cold but had fun once we got out there!). My mom snapped this picture of Dylan pouring tea for the light-up snowman but you can’t really make anything out:

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After a fairly long while outside we came in and played in the basement. Dylan had a blast bouncing on a big air mattress. When he finally went to bed he was out like a light!

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And that’s a wrap!

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday and enjoy spending time with your loved ones! I’ll be back after Christmas!

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

RUSS December 24, 2012 at 9:56 pm

Love you Guys & Merry Christmas!


DONNA CUSHING December 27, 2012 at 12:08 pm

You bring so much life and energy into this house and into my life! I will miss you when you go back to Georgia, but I wish you joyous, loving times! Dylan is growing up so nicely! He is an amazing little guy… So bright, creative, clever and adorable! My love to you all!!!


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