I love Fridays! And not just because it's Friday, and that means it's the start to the weekend... b/c that's just a given. But, also because that usually means that it's Family Dinner night! The whole family comes together and we eat spaghetti, laugh, and share our lives. I love it so much!
It all began back when Grant and I first started dating 8 years ago. His twin sisters were in college, and we never really knew when they'd be coming home for the weekend, and what friends they might bring along. So, in an effort to always be prepared, Grant's dad suggested that we just always have a Family Friday Dinner and have spaghetti, because you will always have leftover spaghetti for whoever else might show up! And Family dinners were born!
Now that we're all a little older, and married, and have a plethora of other things going on in our lives, it's much harder to meet every Friday, so we've moved it to once a month. I really didn't like this, since I love seeing everyone once a week and catching up, but I understand it's necessity as even Grant and I were having a difficult time getting down there every week since we have moved an hour away and have priorities with our church family on Friday's sometimes.
But last night was one of these wonderful nights were we all came together, and we were celebrating birthdays! Grant's twin sisters, and his grandmother. We all had such a wonderful time talking, laughing, and telling stories about our lives over the last month trying to catch everyone up on the surgeries, new jobs, current jobs, vacations, etc.
What we discovered though, is that we have just one problem. There's only one baby. And not enough time for her to make the rounds between eating and napping. We thought that maybe next time we should have a sign up sheet to determine who gets the next Abby time! That might work better! But she got to spend a lot of time with both Grandma and Nomi, and Granddad, and Uncle Dave. She seemed very pleased all night.
Unfortunately, I wasn't fast enough to get pictures of her with everyone else. Bummers. Next time.
But until then, here's a video of her shaking the rattle on her activity gym. It's like she's beginning to realize that if she touches it, it will make noise for her! ...and she might also be spitting up a bit!