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Visit In Connecticut With Our Cousins

September 7th, 2013 by Mommy


We spent several days visiting our cousins in Connecticut. There was LOTS of swimming time with jumping, flipping, splashing, and just fun. The girls wanted to keep up with their bigger cousins in the pool. There is no motivator to encourage swimming than trying to keep up with active and fun cousins. The weather was warm and sunny and made it a great time to hang out at the pool. We had several meals poolside so we could enjoy our time playing a little longer.


Monkey bread breakfast with four extra helpers!


The boys were great gentlemen to the girls. They were always great to open doors for the girls and to carry whatever the girls were holding. Very sweet! Together they built forts in the living room, played dress up, spy games, explored Lego sets, built with clay, and drew photos. Lots of fun just to watch their play with each other.


Loved this moment of Emily just hanging out with Caleb and him just letting her invade his space. Caleb is not fond of kissing and we discovered this when he exclaimed that Aunt Rachelle and Uncle Robby kissing was “unusual”. For the remainder of the trip we referred to all kissing as “unusual”. Maybe one day he will have a more favorable opinion of kissing.


We made a trip back to Stew Leonard’s to do some grocery shopping and just enjoy the fun store. Emily’s favorite activity in the store was dancing to the Chiquita Banana woman singing. The kids replayed her singing nine times dancing in the aisle each time.


This photo of the kids is from the last visit to Stew Leonard’s. It is great to see how all four kids have grown so much in the last two years.

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Christmas and Cousin Photos

February 6th, 2013 by Mommy


We had some cousin photos taken while we had two sets together. It had been almost four years since the last group photo. They did really well for being 9, 7, 5-3/4, and 4. They really enjoy being together, just not always sitting still together.



The boys showed their true selves in their photos. It was terrific to have their self expressions captured.




The girls showing their favorite grins and some of their own self expressions.



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Love This Smile . . .

July 9th, 2011 by Mommy

There is just something about a smile. This one is just saying so much. It reflects the sun, offers joy, and infects it’s neighbors.

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July 13th, 2007 by Mommy


(5 months) We visited with Auntie Jan and Uncle Art on our way to Florida for our vacation. That evening some of Mommy’s cousins came to visit and see Emily. Here are all of their pretty smiles. Liam and Lilly were wonderful to play with. They loved playing with Emily and eatting ice cream. Thank you to all of the cousins for the visit we loved it!

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