A Busy Weekend

I have had a busy weekend. We're nearing the end of the week but I'm just recovering from a manic few days. It was Big Prince's 10th birthday on Friday and then my family came over to stay for the weekend.

We had fun in the pool!

My sister's Buzz impression
My mum and dad live 90 miles away, near the east coast, which means I don't get to see them often; my brother and his family even less. This weekend they came over and stayed at our house. We had a fabulous time. I talked to my brother and dad about running; my dad used to run daily and even did a few marathons. I played with my niece and nephews (I have just one niece) and I chatted to my sister-in-law about parenting. My sisters came over too (they're the crazy ones of the family). We spent a few hours laughing as my middle sister dressed up as Buzz Lightyear (she's 31) to entertain us.

It was a crazy day and at one point on Saturday afternoon we had 16 people in the house!

The last time so many people were in the house I was cooking Christmas Dinner for 14. Spending most of my time in the kitchen, as you can imagine, I didn't get to talk to anyone. This weekend I did no cooking (takeaway) and lots of drinking (the alcoholic kind) instead. I had so much fun that it was hard to say goodbye to everyone on Sunday.

Sunday afternoon was quiet; my brothers, sisters, and parents homeward bound. I was left with a house that needed a good clean, two upset boys and one very tired me. An early night was had by all.

The house has now settled and although it still needs a good clean (always in the summer) it is nice and quiet. We're rested and recovered and the boys are enjoying game-time alone. But you know what? I can't wait until the next manic weekend when they come to stay again.

How often do you get to see your family? Would you prefer to being with them more or less?


  1. Sounds like you had a great weekend. I love those hectic times, but I'm always glad when order is restored :-)

  2. It was fantastic having the family over but yes, definitely nice to have order restored. :) Thank you for stopping by. xx