Sunday, March 15, 2009

Dinner At my Sister in Law's

My DH's sister has a large family of eight children.  Many times on Sunday they host Sunday dinner for the large crew of our family.  My SIL and BIL cook like a restaurant, so we always eat like kings when we come to their house.  Today we had prime rib, potatoes, cheesy asparagus, carrots, rolls, salad, cabbage, mushrooms, and birthday cake.  It was a lovely feast.

Today they sang Happy Birthday to the family members who have birthdays this month.  SIL makes great cakes, including being excellent cooks they are excellent bakers also.  The birthday person always wears a large birthday hat that looks like a birthday cake with candles that velcro on top.   

We normally come over after church on Sunday.  SIL has one large kitchen table, and we pack the family in to other rooms with more tables, in order to fit us all in.

Curious gets to play with his cousin Lincoln who is only two weeks older then him.

The girls play sometimes with the neighbors, sometimes in the back yard, and sometimes with play dough.  SIL has a playroom equipped with a play kitchen, a wooden train set, and cars.

SIL tells great stories about her daily adventures in local politics or helping out African refugees or driving a school bus, so mot of the time the adults end up in a long discussion, or listening to Renee's animated stories.

Duce is SIL's dog, he is a red Merle Australian Shepard, he has two different colored eyes, one blue, one brown.  Generally he lives in the house, except when the family is over he sits outside the kitchen wind own smelling all the lovely smells and wishing he were inside feasting with us.  Today for the first time he joined in on the happy birthday song,  he sounded like a seal barking.

We love staying at SIL's house so much we are guaranteed to never leave at a reasonable time.  Right now it is 11:10.  Renee had six boys so she learned how to cut hair in order to be frugal.  So Renee's dinner most often ends with the haircut line up.  As I write this Curious George is sitting still just like his Papa did before him, while he gets his hair cut.  Curious looks handsome and fresh cut, so we are now ready to leave and drive home.

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