As parents, I think we sometimes focus on the food on the table, making sure it’s healthy and nutritious, that we forget about the people gathered around the table. Yesterday I was reminded of how important it is to focus on getting together for big and little celebrations, no matter what food we have to share.
Since some of our Nebraska relatives were in town, we gathered at my sister-in-law’s home for brunch. She made a fabulous french toast casserole from a Paula Dean recipe that I hope to convert to a gluten-free version. My brother-in-law from out of town made bacon, pork roll, and fried eggs. Someone bought a fruit salad at the grocery store.
The kids hung out by the fire pit at the back of the house. First they cooked hot dogs. Some were overcooked.
Even the youngest got to cook his hot dog.
We sat up on the porch, eating, talking and watching the kids.
My ten year old son helped bring the hot dogs and buns out for brunch.
Later, he brought out the supplies for the s’mores. He was so happy to help!
My 5 year old son was thrilled to make a s’more for his Mom Mom! Then he made one for me.
After brunch, the kids painted pie pumpkins with acrylic paint. All the kids – from the 19 year old down to the 5 year old.
Though we had planned to leave around 1, we ended up staying until dinnertime, just catching up on family stuff, eating, and relaxing.
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