On Saturday, the Atlanta grandparents and Texas cousins were passing through town for one day, so I decided to ignore the contractions that had been continuous for ~18 hours and join them for lunch: a fun distraction (with a promise that I could take a nap when we got home).
First, Thomas got to open his darling second birthday gifts from Grandmom and Pop-Pops: fabulous cowboy paraphernalia of hat and boots, some board books, and a portable high chair.
I present the Atlanta grandparents, the three Texas cousins, Chris, and our five children!
After a lunch at J.J. Red Hots, we took another photo by the pretty fountain:
Then we came home for Katherine, the pregnant lady, Thomas, the toddler, and Pop-Pops, who had been driving this crew since 4:00 a.m. and still faced another four-hour drive, to take naps, followed by a really festive half-hour Lauer Family Concert of piano, violin, and vocals.
Then Mama had no dinner plans or ability to think, so she served chicken nuggets to the children and went to bed, after labeling the boys' bureau drawers by name (one drawer per boy) so that, see, now she was free to go into labor, if her body so desired. We must be organized! Also, after three days of running out of basic groceries and being unable to get her act together to order groceries, her gallant husband did a 10:00 p.m. grocery run for her to buy a whole bunch of basics.