This weekend was a full one:
Cousin B got married Friday night, to a wonderful man who has a child, and she has a child already, too, so in 15 minutes (yes, it was that short a wedding - and it started on time) she doubled the size of her immediate family. The wedding was tiny, only about 20 people came, if that, and our family accounted for about 15 of them, so there was lots and lots of food left over. We are still eating the Olive Garden leftovers my aunt sent us home with. If I were to ever get married again, I would have a quick little wedding like that. The only bad thing was that it was outside and the bugs ate up my feet since the only shoes that fit me right now are sandals. Ah, well. Itchy, but memorable.
Cousin C, sister of Cousin B, is due with her first child next month and her baby shower was this weekend. I took Trout with me while BigDaddyFish took Little Man and Sunny to my in-laws' farm for the day. It was great to have some alone time with Trout and we got a lot of talking done, since it was about an hour away. BDF really enjoyed his time with his parents and the other two kids, too. It was a lot of fun, and Cousin C got pretty much all she needs, so now the baby can come any time. Trout and I got home early, so we went out and got matching haircuts. We are both quite the cuties, if I do say so myself.
BigDaddyFish has a cousin who is also pregnant right now. I have a couple of friends who may as well be my sisters, and one of them just gave birth to my godson a couple of weeks ago. Her sister and sister-in-law are both pregnant right now, and I am due in November. Gonna be lots of new names and birthdays to keep track of come 2007.
The joys of a big family.....
Went to the pool today with my sister-in-law, her two kids, two of her neighbor kids, and the four of us. We had a great, relaxing time during which Sunny only tried to drown herself 3 times, and Little Man got a funny sunburn because the older cousin who put on his sunscreen was afraid of getting it too close to his eyes, so it missed his cheekbones and under his eyes - he looks like a red-eyed racoon boy. And Trout, well, she learned how to jump off the diving board, and how to swim without her floaties. I am so proud of her. More importantly, she's proud of herself. Can't ask for more than that for a Monday in August.