This is going to be a long ramble, because my family was in town all at once and it was super exciting. My mom, little sister, and nephew (Devil Baby) have been living in NYC for almost a year, and my little brother moved to California in February – but the stars aligned and they were all able to come back home this past weekend for the birthday part for my other niece and nephew 🙂
It was a crazy weekend – everyone stayed in my tiny apartment in the living room. Friday was the most relaxed, since I had to work from home during the day and the family wanted to go visit friends and whatnot. Saturday was mostly spent shopping, since I still had to buy my niece and nephew birthday presents. I got them each a comic and a Marvel Funko-Pop, which I was probably more excited about then they were. (I take that back, Emma was SUPER psyched about Squirrel Girl.) Sunday was the big birthday party! Big sister really knows how to throw something awesome together – there was a bounce house, cotton-candy machine, and a popcorn machine – plus a nacho bar, hot dogs and burgers, and plenty of drinks and cupcakes.
After the birthday party, we headed to Lasertron, which has surprisingly awesome food. We filled up on quesadillas and drinks, and then I got talked into laser tag. It was more expensive than I’d prefer, but damn that was fun. It was a free-for-all mode, but I never came in last, so good enough. And then we played some arcade games, because of course. And they have a really fun alien shooter game.
And then, sadly, Monday came. The last day. We have been planning to get matching tattoos for at least the last month. Somehow arrows is the only thing we all agreed on – I lobbied HARD for an artichoke (or something that looks even a little bit like an artichoke) to be on the end of it, but that never panned out. For the record, an artichoke would have been PERFECT for a family tattoo, but whatever. The arrows are neat though – since everyone is so scattered and there’s a strong chance of me moving at some point within the next year or so as well, the directional thing works. So we all got the same arrows, though in different locations. And me brother and I went all-black. I never put colors in my tattoos.
Mine is the bottom left, on my wrist. And I added Harry Potter stars while I was at it. I have them on the right wrist, I should’ve got them on the left wrist at the same time but didn’t. So now those are complete finally, yay.
Anyways, so the tattoos happened and one last big dinner out, and then people started heading home. Everyone but EJ left around 12:30 AM, and I had to take EJ to the airport for his 6:45 AM flight yesterday morning, so it was a looooong day. I came home yesterday and slept for 12 hours straight.
Love my family, can’t wait to see them all again. And for now I’m REALLY looking forward to a quiet Memorial Day weekend. I’m going to read as much as humanly possible, outside if I can. And possibly go see the new X-Men movie.
Phew! How was your weekend? Plans for the upcoming?