We had a very full and happy weekend. In fact, I didn't get around to doing my meal planning post this week because we were so busy. On Friday evening, we left for a basketball tournament in Burlington, Ontario, which is just minutes away from our hometown of Hamilton, where my in-laws live.
We asked them to watch Jolene the dog while we stayed at the hotel with my son's teammates. Of course, Nonna fed us dinner when we dropped off the dog. That can't hurt, can it?
Here's my boy hard at work. His team didn't end up making the finals, but they had a great time anyway, partying hard in the hotel pool after the games. I pity the poor girls who tried to sit peacefully in the hot tub.
We had some friends in our room for sushi and drinks. My daughter hung out with a friend as well. This is her a few minutes after her friend left.
Tournament over, my son returned home with a friend. The rest of us headed back to Nonna and Papa's house to get the dog. While Nonna was heating up some lasagna, we went to show our girl the escarpment steps that her father and I used to climb regularly when we were teens. See Jolene the beagle mix in the photo above? She was eager to climb those steps. She practically pulled me up.
Once we reached the top, Jolene wasn't as eager to go back down.
Neither was my daughter, as you can see.
These are some of the Hamilton houses that my husband and I used to admire. We always wanted an orange brick Victorian home. Instead we live in the suburbs. Life is funny like that.
After our climb, it was back to Nonna's lasagna and Papa's wine. It only takes one glass of it to feel woozy. My daughter took some photos of her dear Papa:
If you haven't seen them already, take a look at these pictures of Papa's 75th birthday party, taken at my sister-in-law's beautiful rural home last summer.
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend too.
I have some pics from when we returned home to share soon.
Bye for now.