Monday, May 26, 2008

Cousins




My kids are very close to my sister's kids. Me and my sister were pregnant at the same time with our first ( her first two) children.
At that time we shared a house. She lived upstairs with her partner and I lived downstairs in the daylight apartment with mine. I was also able to watch my nieces being born. Twins done completely naturally. It was amazing, and frightening as I was 4.5 months pregnant at the time.
Our sweet girls have really grown up together, always loved playing together too. I think it helps that me and my sister are very close. As the kids have started school and we live a bit further apart. It has been not quite as convenient to get the kids together as much as we would like. Today, we went to a BBQ at our other dads house and we all got to hang out. Monie said to me " We really need to see each other more" This from a 7 year old. It was so sweet.
The kids played in the pool and raced in the lawn. It is so neat to see them all together. On the way out to the car the kids had a plan. Monie and Veda were to trade places.. They put their shirts on their heads covering their faces and pretended to be one another. Of course they thought they tricked us.
Once we got all the right kids in the right car..all the kids got upset. They all wanted to still be together. We promised to get them together this week after school.
O.K now I must whine. I have NEVER had a cough this bad before. My ribs and back HURT from coughing so much. It is disgusting too, all the crap that is in my chest. ICK. Plus it's also super annoying .
Yesterday August got out his new skateboard . He was pushing it and everything. Of course he was wearing his HUGE helmet. It was a crack up. He did pretty good for a not quite 3 year old.

7 comments:

Stephanie said...

Yay, skater dude! That last picture of Auggie is soooo cute.

Hope Floats said...

The last picture of August really is enchanting. Glad you had a good weekend. Sounds like fun!

Kimberly said...

You take such gorgeous pictures! Your kids are beautiful.

Allison said...

great pics dani! I hope you feel better soon. :)

Jess said...

I adore that pic of August! Ella has a huge bike helmet too and all toddlers look so adorable in them.

Kathryn said...

I love that last picture of August! So sweet!

I hope you are feeling better soon!

BiBi said...

It is SO nice to see the kids play with each other like that! I LOVE to see my boys play with their cousins too, especially when it's time to go and they whine :)

Auggie is TOO cute!! ♥