My sister, Mara, recently moved from Arizona to Texas putting her much closer to us. She needed to take boards for re-certification to be a PA this year. Since she was significantly closer to Iowa she decided to drive up with her three girls so she could study while they hung out with family for a couple of weeks. We were all more than happy with that arrangement. We love time with cousins!
We met mom and the girls at a nearby park one day to play at the playground and the splash pad.
Ella and Declan were selling something to grandma.
Rich even made homemade rootbeer which is always a hit with the kids.
Grandma is another willing reader. These kids could listen to books all day.
At our neighborhood park being silly.
You can always count on mom to have some fun party games. She is seriously the ultimate party planner.
One day Mara, Mom and I headed out to Kalona so Mara could by a million pounds of popcorn. ;) The kids got crazy, not surprisingly, so I told them to go wait on this bench by the checkouts while we waited in line and checked out. I couldn't resist snapping a few photos of all of them lined up. The only trouble is none of them turn out perfect or anywhere close and yet they are hard to narrow down. It's just too fun to look through the sequence of poses and faces and general craziness.