We're a quiet bunch in my family. Pretty content usually to just sit around, hang out and visit with each other. Spent a lot of time with my 18 month old niece - brother's baby Maya, pictured below (I hope!
) While I know less than nothing about children, she seems to be fairly bright for her age - she was able to identify my husband and myself as they show her photo albums all the time. She knows shapes, counts to five does the alphabet. It's really funny to see her touch my pregnant SIL's belly and say "baby" when she's identifying the people in the room. She is not strong with her "r"s yet, so my sister's husband Rick is fondly known as Ick until her mouth can make more shapes lol.
I got to listen to my sister's ovaries throbbing as after messing with the baby enough she is itching to have one of her own (she is married and 30, so I guess it's ok
We did go to the Erie Zoo. As a side note I've never had a strong opinion on that one way of the other, but seeing those gorillas in the cage looking so sad and so human in their expressions, I don't know that I'll go to one again. Did our standard cookout - building fires and hanging out around them is a popular pasttime - we're a simple folk lol.
All in all - glad to be back here. Hubby was very tolerant of the area - it's very buggy and dusty and everyone in my family has several cats and he's allergic (commercial side note - Alavert - the new OTC allegy medication - *does* seem to work reasonably well without making you drowsy.)
Hubby's back to work today. I'm going to putter around the house, make a nice meal for him, and finish folding the laundry.
It's good to be back home, though. I always used to refer to PA as home, but I'm realizing more (surprising for this former military brat who never spent more than 2-3 years anywhere growing up) that we have put some pretty deep roots down here.
Edited to remove pic - not posting properly. Will try again later.