Some of my favorite Coloradans made their way East these past couple weeks for an epic Griswoldesque road trip to see family. As soon as I heard they were making a pit stop in the DC area, I forced Emily to come hang out with me. She is one of my most favorite blogger-turn-real life friends and after meeting her in Chicago in April, I needed another fix. Plus, I wanted to meet her new baby girl and have Gabe and Thomas, who are future frat brothers, get their first meeting over with.
We decided to meet halfway in Bel Air, Maryland. I picked it based on the fact that they had a cute little Main St. Sure, everything was closed on Sunday but that's because everyone was in the bar wearing purple football jerseys. Seriously. Everyone.
Anywho, we decided to hit up a park so the boys could burn some energy and we could chit-chat. John loved finally meeting Em, after years of stalking her blog and turns out, her husband B is just as awesome as Emily. Not surprising really but it's always a bonus when blog husbands are just as happy to meet you.
So for the past 5 days Gabe had been nursing a cold and I had been giving him Benadryl to help with the nose-flow. I didn't think anything of it that morning but when Gabe was sluggish and slightly pissy when we first met them, I finally realized why. Sorry dude.We took a walk down Main St in search of some food and found it here by this big horse. Kids love horses.
Since there's not much to do with kids in Bel Air when you don't know anything about the town, we headed back to Shamrock Park where the boys were fed and happy. Plus, you know, the drugs finally wore off. They spent the next two hours being adorable.
Good call on the beach ball, McKevitts.
Aside from a bit of "mine ball" from Gabe, the boys played awesomely together and plotted their future flip cup tourneys.
Meanwhile, Em and I decided on the boys' first pick college. We've decided to be Notre Dame moms. We can't wait to watch our sons, the ND football punter and kicker respectively, and drink out of flasks in the stands. Parents weekends will be legendary. I think that's why we are friends, besides both of us being snarktastic and witty (says someone?), our futures are aligned and we will meet again. But hopefully a bunch more times before these kids turn 18.
I hope all of you (Americans) have a Happy Thanksgiving! If I had to pick one thing to be thankful for this week? Children's Benadryl hands down. And as always...you guys!