Before I start the weekend recap, I’ll back up to Thursday, when our youngest nephew Colin graduated from Kindergarten! His school put on the cutest 45 minute program for parents and family members.
They recited poems….
Received their “diplomas”….
Stephen plays softball on Friday nights at a field not far from my sister & BIL’s house, so he dropped the boys off to us at the ballpark. Colin immediately was “thirsty” and then decided to “find the perfect rock for my seat.” I swear….the stuff he comes up with cracks me up. Riley’s favorite seat is in the dugout with the big boys where he can run and go pickup homerun balls over the outfield fence.
In previous years when Stephen has played ball, two of his really close friends were also on the team and their wives would come to all the games. We’d sit and chat every Friday night and had the best time while the guys played. This season those guys aren’t playing, so I sent this picture to the girls during the game telling them I was having a great time with all my friends at the game…
After the games, (yes…gameS…they play two back-to-back every Friday) the boys begged to play at the playground for a little while. It was a beautiful night and not completely dark yet, so we let them run around and play for a while before we headed home.
We LOVE spending time with our nephews. I am the only aunt that they have; which is weird to me because my sister & I had 7 aunts and uncles growing up. I know how special my relationship is with some of my aunts, and I want to be that with my own nephews now. They’re only little once, and I want them to have these fun memories with us as they grow up.
As exciting as that was, the rest of our weekend was fairly low-key. We came home Saturday night and made Mix & Match Mama’s Turkey Caprese Burgers for dinner. GOSH…these ARE. SO. GOOD. This was our second time making them and they did not disappoint. Quick, easy & DELICIOUS! (If you click the link to the recipe, we add garlic and Italian seasoning to the meat mixture and balsamic as a topping to the finished product!)
Well, now I have these on my kitchen table and 30 more buds that will be blooming any day!
Come back tomorrow for a yummy chocolate cake recipe!