Weekend Recap: The Good Stuff

by Courtney Sirotin on September 24, 2012

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Saturday

One thing I miss out on when I’m in Georgia are my nephew, Ryder’s, football games. I was excited for the chance to go with Dylan and my parents on Saturday morning.

But first, breakfast:

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Dylan kept himself entertained stacking creamers, sugars, jelly and butter containers.

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My mom gets a photo credit for this amazing shot:

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My father goes to all of Ryder’s practices and football games. Breakfast service was slow so he was getting antsy because he thought we were going to be late.

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Luckily, we were on time!

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My sister (above) had plans Saturday night so Ryder came back to my parents’ house for a sleepover. On the way home he stopped by a party store with my mom and they picked up some foam swords. He challenged my mom to a dual!

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Possibly the best video, ever:

Despite a valiant effort, my mother lost the fight and Ryder tried to sever her head.

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But Dylan came to her rescue…

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and the little prince saved the queen!

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Unfortunately, he still had to sweep the palace driveway because the king is a tyrant.

Dylan is usually aloof but he’s enamored with Ryder and follows him around like a puppy. Ryder is a good sport and makes Dylan feel pretty special. They spent most of the afternoon together, to Dylan’s delight.

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The day ended with dinner out.

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And a viewing of The Three Stooges once Dylan was asleep. I don’t particularly care for slapstick comedy but Ryder and my mom were laughing a lot.

Sunday

Sunday, today, my sisters and I took the 2ish-year-old cousins to Storyland in Glen, NH.

That’s a convoluted way of saying that Parker, Julia and Dylan went to Storyland while Trevor (9 months) stayed home with my mom and Ryder (12 years old) went on a “guys trip” with my dad.

We packed up the car and headed out around 10am.

Kelly and Parker:

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Dylan, Julia and Alana:

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And me!

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Wow, I was juggling three iPhones there…

The kids had a blast at Story land! Highlights included:

A ball pit:

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They were sucked right in!

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These doors to nowhere provided an unexpected amount of entertainment:

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The domestic innards of a pumpkin:

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The always enjoyable carousel:

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Rides:

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More balls:

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And a meeting with Cinderella, which Dylan skipped due to disinterest. Looks like maybe Parker was less than captivated as well:

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The three of them zonked out as soon as we got back in the car. They slept almost the whole ride home:

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When we got back it was a whirlwind of feedings, playing and baths. And in the midst of it all, baby Trevor had his first taste of ice cream:

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His life will never be the same again.

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