Sunday, May 24, 2015

Happy 2nd Birthday Dylan!

Yesterday we went and celebrated Dylan turning 2!

It was a great day-nice and sunny out and a little on the cool side. Perfect day for a party! We went to our friends' house around 4 to get things started!

The kids enjoyed playing some putt-putt on their putting greens they had set up!

Lots of playing on the swingset too! After some pizza and dinner, we had some delicious ice cream cake!
Dylan loves Mario Brothers so I think he was in awe of the cake!

After cake, it was time for presents! Yes, he stripped down for those!

After presents, we all went back outside to play some more. They started a fire in the firepit and we enjoyed that a bit. We left before the marshmallow roasting, which the kids were disappointed about, but we had to get them home!  It was a super fun party! Happy 2nd Birthday Dylan!!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Mother's Day

We had a nice Mother's Day yesterday.

For the past probably 6 years, we've done brunch at the local Hyatt hotel. It was always very nice and the kids always loved the kids area they had there. Last year, the buffet went downhill quite a bit from the years before so we really debated going back there this year. We decided to give them one more shot.  However, when my Father-in-Law called for reservations, he found out they were not having a brunch there this year!  So, we sort of scrambled to find a place to go!

We ended up at another hotel nearby called the Strathallen. Gabe and I did an overnight there back in February and it was very nice. The food at the restaurant was really good, so we hoped the buffet would be comparable.

And it was!

Before eating, we took a few photos...the Moms:
Me, my Mom, Aunt Pat, Camille, Molly, Ela

Gabe, Cassie, Avery and I
I took a few pics of the buffet, but didn't get the entire thing...

Seafood table
It was a pretty good spread. They had an omelet station and made on the spot eggs benedict. Also waffles, blueberry pancakes, bacon, sausage, pasta, vegetables, fried chicken. They had a carving station of salmon, ham, prime rib, pork. They had quite a seafood spread, which I didn't really look at. They also had a long table set up of bagels, croissants, pastries, yogurt, granola, and a salad bar. And of course, the crazy spread of desserts!  I think everyone really enjoyed it!
Group photo!
Once we got home, Cassie napped and we just lounged around most of the day. It rained out so it wasn't the nicest of days. It was nice to just spend time together and just chill. We don't get many of those days too often!

Happy Belated Mother's Day!