I had such a good Memorial Day today! I had intended to get up early and walk down to watch the parade this morning, but that just didn’t happen. I had a hard time falling asleep last night, so I decided to shut my alarm off and just see what happened. I woke up briefly 15 minutes after the parade started, and thought about trying to hustle down there (I live closer to the end of the parade route, so I might not have even missed much), but I was just too tired. I ended up sleeping for 2 more hours!
Once I did get up, I spent a good portion of my morning just hanging out on the couch, playing on Facebook and watching Netflix. Around 12:30, I got a phone call from my niece Avi. It’s always hilarious to get phone calls from her. I answered the phone to alot of scuffling and her mom saying, “you wanted to call her!” She finally got on the phone and asked me if I wanted to go swimming when I came over later. Of course I couldn’t tell her no!
After I showered and got dressed, I headed over to my brother’s house. I was greeted at the door by Avi who immediately told me that I took too long, and should have gotten there earlier. Oops! There was a water gun fight, and lunch, and then it was time to get ready for the pool. I have to say, I need to keep that little red head around more often. I was almost done changing into my swimsuit when she showed up on the other side of the bathroom door and started talking to me. When I opened the door in my swimsuit, she exclaimed, “You look BEAUTIFUL!” Nieces… good for the ego! Hehe
Soon enough, it was time to say goodbye to Killian, and goodnight to Avi and Jonny, and then the grown ups played a game of Munchkins, which was super fun. And not just because I won! Now I’m at home to relax for the rest of my evening, and delete the hundreds of extra pictures that are basically the same as the ones below, plus about 70 of the TV, as many more of the dog, and the ceiling, and and and… after I let Avi have control of the the camera on my phone for about 20 minutes. I always have such a good time hanging out with my brother’s family. I really hope we make it a priority to spend time together in the future too. My work schedule makes it difficult, but family is so important.
I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day!