Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Five Wild and Wonderful Days

I haven't posted in well over a week. We've been a bit busy!

Last Tuesday through Saturday, my parents and three nieces came up from Illinois for a visit. The girls are almost-11, 9, and 6. Their mom was my identical twin sister, Cathy, who sadly passed away from cancer 3 1/2 years ago. So genetically, my boys and her girls are half brothers and sisters, and they always have a great time together.

I wish we all lived closer, so we could see each other more often, without the crazy, marathon, stuff-in-as-much-fun-as-possible visits when we do get together. But still, I'm thankful for family, and for cousins that enjoy each others' company.

playing with balloons on the trampoline

creating masterpieces with Sculpey clay

the two youngest ones, exploring at the park

the older four, busy building a damn on the creek

launching little water balloons with the super-duper sling shot

jumping with more little water balloons

playing Life

Uncle Rashed's tractor rides around the yard

Kissing Cousins! Aaron kissing his "girlfriend" (as he called her!) good-bye

It was pretty much a 5-day Party. I had fun doing most of the cooking - since I already cook for 5, why not cook for 10?! I must admit to a 3 hour nap, though, after they left on Saturday!

1 comment:

Mom said...

Great pictures, Chris! Thanx for posting them. :)
Yes, it basically was a 5-day party! What fun! Glad we could do that.