(Times are approximate.)
8:00pm:My parents and sister, Molly, arrive.
8:00am: Breakfast of strawberry brunch souffle and crushed strawberries.
11:00am: My sister, Emily, and her baby girl arrive.
12:30pm: Lunch, prepared by my parents: Sauerkraut, sausage and white bean casserole, muffins, applesauce and pineapple Amish friendship bread.
1:30pm: My brother, Ben, and his fiance, Kim, arrive.
4:30pm: My other brother, Darin, and his wife, Farah, arrive.
5:00pm: My brothers and dad help Jamey upright the kids' play set that was blown over in a wind storm.
5:30pm: Dinner, prepared by my parents: hoagies, chips, applesauce and Ben's birthday cake (his birthday is the day before Sam's) and ice cream.
6:30-11:00pm: Games, visiting and setting up beds.
8:30am: Breakfast of strawberry brunch souffle with crushed strawberries, Mama JJ's Baked French Toast and shoo fly pie from Lancaster, PA, courtesy of Darin and Farah.
9:30- 11:30: Free time which included runs to local discount stores, the library and park.
11:30am: Lunch of homemade pizzas (roasted tomato/pesto, plain and pineapple- the kids' favorite), deviled eggs, applesauce and my sister's German chocolate and blackberry bars.
1:00pm: Bowling! Sam has been asking to go bowling for forever, so as a surprise and in lieu of gifts, we all bowled a game.
2:30pm: The men and Sam went to a park in town and played a round of disc golf. The ladies and Sadie came home, relaxed and visited.
5:00pm: Emily's husband, Michael arrived.
5:30pm: Dinner: Meatballs in sauce, pineapple stuffing, sweet potato and apple casserole, a variation of green bean casserole, red raspberry applesauce jello salad, and pickled beets for dinner, followed by Sam and Sadie's birthday cake. I'll be telling you more about this cake in a couple days. Sam made Valentines for everyone since it was Valentine's Day.
6:30-11:00pm: Games and visiting.
10:30am: Family and friends surprise Kim with a bridal shower at our house. My sisters and sister-in-law stayed back from church to set up. Presents, lunch (bagel sandwiches, fruit, potato salad, raspberry cream cheese bars and chocolate chip cookie bars) and visiting.
2:00pm: Everyone packed up and left for home. We were sad to see them go. Sadie even got teary-eyed.
2:00-5:00pm: Jamey and Sam played a couple games of Jenga. Jamey studied. Sadie napped. Sam played outside with his new frisbee and practiced his spelling words on SpellingCity.com.
Me? I sat on the couch.