Sunday, May 27, 2007

Weekend at Carrie's

This weekend marked Brendan's first Memorial Day weekend celebration. It began with a visit from the the Near grandparents. Grandma and Grandpa gave Brendan perhaps the noisiest book ever made. It has a squeaky toy built into it and the pages are made of the crinkliest, loudest plastic known to man. As no surprise Brendan loves it. On several occasions he has tried to fit the entire book into his mouth, but to no avail.

Saturday the Near families and Gilchrists got together for some golf and some barbecue. The golf went well enough. I discovered that my Dad had given me the most un-hittable driver ever developed. When I used Johnny-B's driver I actually hit pretty well, but not well enough to beat anyone else in the group. Dad, Aarron, and Johnny-B all played pretty well. However, due to some scoring discrepancies I'm not sure who really won. Let's just say we're all winners and leave it at that. Of course, if we were to have a rematch I'm sure I would win.

So while we were golfing the ladies and kids (Valerie,Brendan,Mom, Carrie, Erin, Spencer, Leila, and Murray) were hanging out at Carrie's home preparing a delicious meal. The meal consisted of potato salad, barbecue chicken, taco salad, fruit salad, and two pies. We supplied the Cactus Cooler which was also delicious. Carrie also shared some cherry chip cookies which have always been a family favorite.

So Brendan enjoyed his time with his cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents. He drooled on everyone a fair amount, but otherwise behave himself quite well. Some new things he's doing include: louder burps, rolling on his side, spitting lots of bubbles, going to sleep un-swaddled and on his own, and eating large amounts of rice cereal. Valerie starts her yoga classes this week and Brendan has told me that he might be interested in attending as well. He's a little self conscious about his figure and thinks that a weekly workout would do him some good. If that's what he wants to do, then we support him 100%. It's either yoga or karate with his cousin Spencer. We'll see what happens. Until then, we hope everyone out there has a good week.

-Peace to your mothers.

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