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F-It Friday #4

It was our turn to host tonight and we had a small group as two families couldn’t make it… But we made up for it in craziness.  

The group selfie…

And then we had Katie take a picture!

And then one of the kids mentioned Pie Face and we had whipped cream for the dessert, so… There was lots of this. 

     

   

Saying goodbye to Uncle Eddy and Miss Nancy.

Some Tivo peeps met for breakfast before flights out…

A great day and night with great friends!

Nancy was helping me with a Jamberry manicure and Ken decided he wanted a few nails done as well.

Nancy and I tried to recruit two friends to the wonderful LipSense world today…and I introduced them to my infamous (?!) stairwell shooting location. 😊

Tammy and Amy helping me roll bread balls for garlic bread bites.

The whole group!

Uncle Eddy!

We need a bigger table!

The dessert table! Eddy helped me make a cheese flan (with a caramelized top) in the instant pot (far right) and it turned out great! And Amy brought three cakes from Juniors Cheesecakes!

This is why we need better outdoor space! This is where everyone always wants to congregate and we only have eight chairs with barely enough space to hold them!

The party mostly died out by about 11 and just a handful of us stayed talking to about midnight. It was a great night with great friends…

Lunch and Pokemon in Occoquan with friends!

Trying out each other’s lipsticks before heading out to lunch! Neither of us liked the colors on us but liked the colors on the other!

In Occoquan! Nancy and Eddy gave us grief over the name and called it something different every time they said it which was hilarious. I think Khakakan was our favorite.

Our lunch that took forever and a day. Excellent food, awful timing.

Uncle Eddy showing off the awesome portrait camera setting on the iPhone 7+ (blurred background). I want it badly but the phone is just TOO big.

  

Easter gifts from Gramma Jean

Katie put her skirt on right away (it actually even matched what she was wearing) and they LOVED the candy in the bunny egg.

       

Going away party prep!

This was the weekend of our first (of potentially two) going away parties… And it was all for the TiVo peeps! (We debated having just one party but that would be soooo many people!)

Ones of the goals was to pare down our alcohol stash…

  

And freezer contents… This is like four racks of ribs (another two went in the instant pot).

 

Love being able to meet up with old friends!

The Mitchells were going to be in Virginia visiting Amanda (getting the nursery ready!) so they had planned to come visit us…but since we were going to be close to them after flying, we met for lunch!

The only good thing at Chuck E. Cheese. 

Birthday party fun—spending a token on my favorite “game.”

 

Purple pearls!

After all these years I finally have the perfect outfit to wear with my Grandma Smith’s purple pearls. She loved her costume jewelry…

   

  

Lego build and dinner out night!

         

Post-dinner dancing.

Bubbles with Liam

It was a gorgeous day so we spent some time outside with our friends at their house.

 

Bunny Head

Granny Lin sent the kids some Easter treats… These are chair covers that Owen immediately co-opted for a hat.

A new TiVo peep!

A well-traveled TiVo friend that we’ve been wanting to meet forever finally crossed our path at a convenient time! (He’s the one we got our gnomes and awesome vases from!) We drove to his hotel in National Harbor and then went out for a delicious Peruvian dinner. 

 

April Fool’s Saturday Night Dinner

  

Gecko Girl

We were at a friend’s babysitting and Katie had to put on Liam’s new gecko costume.

 

Playing tour guide again

This time it was one of his high school classmates and her high school daughter. 

 

Maddie and the Pokémon cards

Maddie and Owen have been friends since kindergarten but have never been in the same class! They do ride the same bus, though, so see each other every day. She will stop by to see if Owen is home and wants to go to the playground. He was at baseball practice when she stopped today, so when he got home I sent him up to her house and they went to the playground. After he asked if she could come over. Of course! And what did they do? Look at and talk about Pokémon cards for an hour!

   

After this we shall need wine.

My friend Caitlin convinced me to go outside my box and travel 30 minutes to take the kids to an indoor play area. The kids had fun; I got to catch up on my reading. :)

   
 

  

Kindergarten Reunion

Owen was invited to a sleepover at his friend Nick’s house (they have the day of tomorrow for a teacher work day). Another friend came over and the mom sent me this picture. They were all in kindergarten together and Owen and Nick are in the same class this year. (Owen has also played baseball with Xander.)

This is the type of thing that I am really going to miss when we move. :(

  

Nic’s birthday party!

Oops! This was from last Sunday, March 12. I’ll move it to that date shortly.

Xander, Owen, and Nic (left to right) were all in kindergarten together. Jayden just moved here in January and is in Owen’s class (and lives one street over from us!)