Later on my nephew arrived with his wife and two sweet boys. Zander, 2, (another celebrity of this blog) makes friends wherever he goes and this occasion was no different! He had so much fun getting the grown-ups to build a tall tower with blocks so he could knock it down. That game was replaced with putting the blocks in a bag and instructing the grown-up to "dumpem!" That command continued at breakfast a couple days later as I poured the little creamer cups into my coffee. He is a sweety for sure! The newest member of our gathering was 4-month old Dylan, brother of Zander. Cuddling and cooing, this little sweetheart quickly found his way into my arms.... hmm, now how did that happen?
l. to r.: My niece-in-law Jayme and mommy of Dylan and Zander, my sister Patty, me holding Dylan, Zander, my brother Dave.
Before long everyone started making their way to their homes, taking with them plates for a late night snack along with memories for a lifetime. Dave and family, having traveled from the Great North Tundra of Fargo-Moorhead, were staying the night. They gathered around the coffee table for a rousing game of "Catch Phrase", leaving no doubt that they enjoy their family time when they can get it.
The day passed so quickly, but the miracle of memory will allow me to show replays over and over!