A week ago, last Saturday, Keana went to her first Peterson BBQ- the Peterson’s being the “lighter” half of my half-breededness. Come to think of it, this might have been my first Peterson BBQ. The BBQ was set up solely for the purpose of meeting family for the first time- and of course seeing family again- but as these things go, the planning was a little tricky. My Aunt, Janet, is a nurse so we scheduled something that worked for her, but the time didn’t work for my Uncle Vic, Aunt Kristie, and three cousins. We went ahead with the plans and had to settle for “catch you guys next time”. We had a great time with those that did make it- Great Grandma and Grandpa Peterson, Grandma Linda and Grandpa Sam, my bro Peter, and Aunt Janet- and several non-Peterson special guests made appearances too, including Tia Lucik, Rhonda, Baptiste and one of their friends from out of town. Grandpa Sam grilled up some tri-tip for the first time and it was pretty damn good. Tio Pedro was also there and we got the latest on his upcoming trip to Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and other places in the region. He leaves July 11 and will be gone for who knows how long, so it was good to see him. Keana had mentioned it’d be cool to see him one more time before he leaves, so I told her I’d see what we could do.
On Sunday Grandpa Robert and Nana Cin came to visit bearing gifts! The gift was a very nice, very perfect area rug for our wood floored living room. Keana enjoys practicing her calisthenics on it (i.e. messing around) and thinks it will be great for when she starts to crawl, so we’re very thankful for that. We had a great time with them and had a very nice breakfast/lunch too.
It’s really amazing what a baby will do. I mean, up until this year, some of our family Sarah and I only saw once or twice a year. But now, we’ve already doubled that- at least– in just 3 months. We are very lucky to have such great family and friends and we’re very thankful for all the support and love we’ve gotten.
Tia Lucik with Keana. Keana likes the “dark hairs”.
Wait- There’s no baby in this shot! (our hosts, Grandma and Grandpa Fouquet/Peterson)
Checking out the flamingos Tio Pedro brought.
They almost look REAL.
Checking out Rhonda for the first time.
Taking a closer look.
Learning some French from Baptiste- and loving it!
Keana and Tio Pedro.
Grandpa Robert and The Girl.
Testing out that new rug.
Grandpa makes a pretty good throne.
Nana Cin is pretty comfy too.
Out at lunch.