December 03, 2022

(Belated) Friday Night Photos

The past couple of days have been so crazy! I probably won't get this done in time to post by 10:00 like I usually do, but it's been a fun couple of days. Jeanie and Shawn decided to take a last-minute trip out here (from Illinois) and I haven't seen them in a while--it was fun to get together with them.

Yesterday, my parents, Jeanie, Shawn, Nathan, Jerry, Noah, Eli, and I went to Brian and Becky's house for dinner. It's become rare to see all three of my siblings at the same time, so I was looking forward to it. When we got there, I let Riley pick out a charm for her necklace.

[Earlier this year, I went to a garage sale and found a bag with a ton of charms. It was only $1, and its had Riley's name written all over it. I gave her one of the chains and told her that every time I see her, I'll let her pick out a charm.]

I asked if I could take her picture with the charm necklace, and this is how she posed--hahaha! (Clearly, she clearly had been playing with her make-up kit.)

She had already done Jeanie's make-up (Jeanie made sure to let me know that her face looked so pretty because Riley applied the make-up!) and she wanted to do my make-up, too. Of course she could. 

Apparently, she wasn't as careful applying my lipstick as she was with Jeanie's. As for the rest of my face, Jerry said it just looked like I got stung by a bee, haha.

Riley also asked Jerry and Nathan if she could do their make-up as well. Nothing says "I'm a good sport" like allowing your four-year old niece to put make-up on your face! (And paint your nails.)

Riley's "Jerry face"

Lucky Uncle Nathan

Naturally, my mom had the idea for a family photo only AFTER we had our make-up done! (Brian took the photo with his camera, so I don't have it.)

Noah and Eli have been hanging out quite a bit recently, and I love that. They don't have much (if anything) in common, so I like it when I see them talking and laughing together. I asked if I could take their picture; I love my boys <3 

Noah always surprises me with how good he is with kids. He says he doesn't want kids, but he likes Luke and Riley because "they talk like adults". Brian and Becky never used "baby talk" with them, so they really do have conversations like little adults! They had so much fun chasing Noah all over the house.

I walked into the living room to talk to Jeanie and I did a double-take when I saw what appeared to be the lower half of a body lying there. I burst out laughing because, well, who expects to see that? Jeanie is an occupational therapist and she had this amputee torso in her car because she teaches people how to wrap their residual limbs after surgery. Riley wants to be "a nurse like her mom", so Jeanie thought it might be fun for Riley to learn how to wrap, too. (Jeanie said she stores the bandages in the underwear--she wasn't trying to stuff them, haha)

Before leaving, Riley had one more makeover to do--on Jeanie's hair.

Jeanie and I made plans to run together this morning, but it was SO WINDY that it woke me up--I could hear branches hitting the sides and roof of the house, and then it sounded like a freight train was outside. So, we didn't end up running.

I went over to my parents house to see them again today (they're leaving tomorrow morning). I was eager to talk to Shawn and hear about his rehab experience (Jeanie actually did a guest post about what it's like when you're husband is in rehab--you can find that on this post). We sat down to chat, and the next thing I knew, it was three hours later and everyone was going to bed! So I didn't get a good chance to catch up with Jeanie. However, she mentioned that we should go out and visit them soon--I've been wanting to go for months, but things were crazy here for a while. I think we're going to try to go later this month.

I only have a few other photos from this past week and they are totally out of place here, so I'll just save them for Friday. Have a great weekend! xo

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