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December 28, 2019 was the last time that I saw my nieces and nephews due to the pandemic.  That changed over the weekend.  My 2 nephews and my 2 nieces (a.k.a The Fantastic 4) came to visit.

Originally, they were supposed to come for 2 weeks.  However, these kids are booked and busy this summer so they were only able to stay for about 4 days.  We didn’t waste any time getting to the fun.

We spent the 1st day celebrating my nephews’ 15th birthday with a cookout and water-balloon fight.  (Fun Fact, my nephews we born exactly 1 month apart.)

Over the next couple of days, we went swimming, had Cook Out milkshakes, went to the Home of the 90s Museum (click HERE to get details about this super dope spot), watched scary movies, and did the mustard on watermelon challenge (It was nasty).  I took them by West Charlotte High School so they could see the place their grandparents (my mom and dad) met.  My nieces even woke up early to come to work with me.  (Not my nephews tho.  LOL!)

Their last day with me was my favorite.  I took them to see the house that their Great-Grandfather built. The house their grandfather (my daddy) grew up in. The house their parents (my brothers) and Auntie Boo (me) spent many a day in when we were their age. The last time the boys were on that porch was when my grandmother died and they were babies. The girls weren’t even born.

I also took them by THEE HISTORIC EXCELSIOR CLUB. Their great-uncle (my dad’s brother, my Uncle Clarence), was manager of the Excelsior for years! Celebrities from everywhere went to the Excelsior, Dirty 30 Thursday was legendary, and nothing compared to the fried fish! Lol. To my family, this is where we celebrated birthdays, graduations, weddings, and the lives of our loved ones that passed on. When we would visit, my daddy would DJ there. I remember sneaking in when I was in college and getting caught on the dance floor by my Uncle Clarence. He quickly escorted me out, but not before walking me around and telling the staff not to let me back in. 😂😂😂

And you know, I had to take them by my beloved Alma Mater….Thee Johnson C. Smith University.  They walked the same campus that their Great Great Great grandfather walked (and many after him including, my mother, father, brother, sister, and of course…me!) They were full of questions and I was excited to answer every single one of them!

I’m not gonna lie.  When I dropped them back off with my brothers, I cried like a baby.  We always have such a good time together and this time was no different.  We made a lot of memories!  Check out more pictures from our weekend below.  What do you have planned this summer?