Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Sister's Birthday Weekend

Sean and I went to visit my little sister and nephew on Friday to celebrate her birthday which was on 3/27.

Since it was Easter weekend we made sure to get an Easter basket for Zach. He completely melts my heart. I mean something as simple as an Easter basket can make a child’s whole week. I won’t say if my sister had to deal with a hyper child though.

The picture on the right is the smile he gave me after I said that I would open up his Easter basket if he smiled for me.

And yeah, you only got video game.

Sean said he would watch our nephew that way my sister could go out and not have to worry about finding a sitter.

Zach was so excited to hang with Uncle Sean and did not even look twice at us when we left.

We went to a restaurant called Shadows which is on the Hudson River. It is a gorgeous restaurant and in the warmer months you can sit outside on the patio and the views are incredible. We’re making plans to go back when it’s warm.

Like the crazy person I am, I took pictures of food because, well, I like food.

My sister is obsessed with panda bears and was so excited when one of her friends gave her this as a birthday gift.

After dinner we went dancing and had such a good time. I almost felt like I was 21 again. Almost.

The best part about all of this was that I still had another day to spend with my sister so I didn’t have to cry myself to sleep.


Highly Favored said...

Sisterly Love; what a treasure!

Life with J and J said...

Oh how fun! Love the snow globe. I collect disney snow globes. Patiently waiting for the day when they can be displayed without worrying about kids getting at them :-).

You're getting really good at taking pictures! Your food pics make me salivate!!!

Kathy C. said...

Aww... Happy belated birthday to your sister! Glad you all had such a fun time out! Your nephew is so handsome...and growing up fast!

Katie said...

Lol that smile kills me! Such a cutie. Your food looks amazing and is making me very hungry.

Sounds like such a fun time. Going out dancing and feeling (almost) 21 again makes for the best nights!!

Mrs JK said...

Hahaha, Zach it too cute man!

Looked like you ladies had a jam. My sister is coming to visit and I'm super stoked, I can see myself crying myself to sleep when she leaves :(

Christelle said...

Your little nephew is adorable, love his sweet "cheese" smile! :)

Love your pink jacket and green necklace, such fun spring colors!

I think you need to go to work for a food magazine because those pictures would make anyone hungry!

So glad you got to see your sister and had a good weekend!

Georgina Castellucci said...

You're not a crazy person for wanting to take amazing food photos - I always want to whip out my SLR while in the restaurant but am usually discouraged. And my stupid BBerry makes the LOUDEST sound every time I take a photo ughhhh

Kirsten Wiemer said...

ok, that little man is adorable.
and that food, its killing me, i need it all!


Law_Fal said...

Fun fun fun!!!

Cece said...

Your nephews smile is half smile half begging and totally fake!! So cute. I love food pics too! That food looks amazing. Glad you got better in time to go out and par-tay like you are 21 again.

LB said...

Looks like you had so much fun! Yay for sister time!!


Lala H said...

your nephew is so so so adorable, and the food looks so yummy.

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YeamieWaffles said...

I love that Sean offered to babysit, that's so cool, it's great that you and your sister had so much fun, that food looks incredible, making me feel pretty hungry, I'm not going to lie haha, great post!

Desiree Macke said...

What a fun weekend with your sister!
That nephew of yours is too cute for words. :)

Meg {henninglove} said...

what a wonderful weekend faith and i can definitely see why you picked the word happy! it certainly looks happy. i love that little burger with the tiny basket of fries and that food looks really good

Nancy said...

Here is what I love about this post.
You & Your sister together. Looking great. Smiling.
Sean babysitting. The great pictures & my favorite one is that TINY BASKET OF FRIES! Oh my gosh. TOOOO cute.
SO happy you got good sister time.

Carolyn said...

Sounds like such a fun night! You and your sister are so dang cute! :)

Eesh said...

I guess I can be classified as a crazy person as well because I take photos of food ALL DI TIME! So much that people give me the stink eye :/

Your photos are improving so much!

Glad to know you got sister/sister time while Sean got uncle/spoiled nephew time in :)


Mrs. V said...

Looks like fun! We celebrated my dad and niece's birthdays this weekend. My dad's is on the 27th too!

Christina Marie Kellogg said...

Every plate looks good! Is that parmigiana?

Susannah said...

What fun! Looks like you ladies had a blast! I love that second picture of your nephew. :-)

Sarah said...

How cute is your nephew! And so lucky to get such a huge Easter basket! Love that Sean babysat him so you could have a girls' night!

Whitney Cypert said...

Your nephew is SO cute! And look at you rocking that pink blazer, you look gorgeous! It sounds like your sister had a great birthday! And that cheeseburger looks amazing!

lori said...

aw so sweet that sean babysat so your sister could have a night out... and you both look awesome!

Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama said...

your nephew is the sweetest!! Love your pictures omg I want that little burger with the basket of fries. nom!

ruthy ann said...

Looks like you're feeling better!!

Dana said...

Looks like fun. Love the little fry basket on the plate.

Emily Gilbert said...

First of all I'm glad you're doing better <3. I'm so glad you were doing better and able to see and spend time with your sister on her birthday. Your nephew is adorable & Dominic was bouncing off the walls all weekend too ;)

What I Did Today said...

Looks like you had a blast! Your nephew is just the cutest thing EVER. I love that you take pics of all the food. Makes me hungry. :)

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Kiki said...

I am glad you had such a wonderful time for Easter!! that was so nice of Sean!! (what a great hubbers you have) YOu ladies all look so cute!!Love the pink blazer n bubble necklace!!

Adrienne said...

YAY for Sean staying behind to watch your *adorable* nephew!!!!!

I am LOVING your bubble necklace with that pink blazer!

So flippin' stunning!!!!!

And that food?

I'm wishing it was lunchtime already :D

Kasey Lynne said...

LOVE this post Faith!
Your nephew is so dang cute. That smile?? Ahhh melt!

And once again, you kill me with all the killer food photos. I want all of that right now.