Last weekend, my husband and I had a chance to go to a wedding for a cousin on my side of the family.  Besides the fact that weddings are so much fun, it was also doubly special because I had a chance to see family members that I haven't seen in years.  (Some of my family now live in Delaware and Arizona.)

After the wedding on Saturday, we invited my cousin and his wife from Arizona to come to the house on Sunday.  Since they were still in town for another day, we had a chance to go out for brunch and then visit with them for a few hours at our house.  Since Little Lewie wasn't invited to the wedding, he finally had a chance to see his long-lost relatives from Arizona on Sunday.  Just as I suspected, he loved them, and because of this, he went into constant entertaining mode.

Here are a few highlights from a weekend I won't soon forget:

My husband and me.  (Its been seven years since our own wedding.  I can't believe it!)

My Aunt and Uncle from Delaware.
Lewie loves when they come to visit, and when we visit them (about a  6 hour  ride.)

My Aunty Kiki and her best friend.  Lewie gets to see them about every other month.  

My mom and her two sisters and her one "adopted" sister.

My cousin Janine and her son Frankie.
They moved to Delaware too, but we usually get to see them  about once or twice per year.

My mom and me... I just love this picture of us.

The crew from Arizona.  My cousin Vincent always teased me when I was little (he was seven years older).   He loved showing me scary magazines and telling "potty jokes."  I knew Little Lewie would adore him...
Don't all little boys find potty humor to be the funniest thing on earth!

My mom, Lewie, and Uncle Terry in the background.


Little Lewie took this picture (and a million others)...

Bunny ears!

The visit ended this way...My Uncle Terry brought Frankie's old bike from Delaware and gave it to Lewie.  I can't believe how well Lewie did for his first time being on a two-wheeler (w/training wheels).  This little boy worked extra hard to impress everyone when they came outside.  He just loves an audience! 

Today was a reminder as to why family is so important.  They are a part of us, and if we're lucky, they were an inspiration to us from our past, and a source of love, support, and joy for us in the present.

Friday Fun Flick: I like trains...and you! There's no doubt about it!


My husband and I "interviewed" my little boy this weekend.  It was very impromptu and started only because Little Lewie put on my husband's glasses.

"So what does it feel like to be a boy genius?" my husband asked.

Not knowing what a genius is, my son replied, "I'm not a genius; I'm Lewie."

After this first question, the filming started from there...

Trains and Easter Bunnies?


This year we decided to go for a train ride to meet the Easter Bunny.  Since Lewie's fascination with trains and The Polar Express isn't ending anytime soon, it just made sense to combine the holiday festivities with his love of trains...

Lewie on his way to meet the Easter Bunny.

My mom and Little Lewie.
My turn posing w/ Little Lewie too.

Exiting the Easter train to see the Bunny.

An electric train to entertain us while waiting to see the Easter Bunny.

Decorations--Lewie wanted to play with them!

Good friends already!

Sitting on the Easter Bunny's lap.  (Later he wanted to go back to tell the Easter
Bunny what he wanted in his basket...I think we're confusing Easter w/ Christmas.)

Posing in front of his favorite train.

Checking out The Polar Express train.

Lewie and Gramy checking out the firebox.

Another photo opportunity.  (I don't get nearly enough pics w/ my little boy.)

Another model electric train delivering Easter eggs.

The Easter Bunny brought a Thomas the Train basket and hid it in the laundry room.

It's Thomas!

Some goodies inside the basket...

Lewie found his eggs easily this year.  (What a difference between age 3 and age 4!)

Playing with his new Thomas the Train.

Roller skates from Gramy.
Indeed, Lewie enjoyed a train-themed Easter this weekend before celebrating  Easter's true meaning with family.  Hope you had a wonderful Easter celebration too!