Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Fun with Family

Today was soooo much better than yesterday, hands down (thank goodness!). The kids and I spent the morning running errands and getting ready for a visit from my sister (from now on I will refer to her as Aunt Martha) and her family. My kids were bouncing off the walls with excitement this morning, but luckily I was able to channel the energy into good, productive things like cleaning rooms, etc. They just love visits from cousins!

Aunt Martha, Uncle Plumbean and their 3 kids arrived right at lunchtime, so all the kids were able to become reacquainted over their food before plunging into play. We spent a few hours indoors and then when Big woke up from his nap we went outside for some real fun. Big, and his cousin Cindy Lou got to play in a cute frog pool while the older kids ran through the sprinklers. I'm happy to say that everyone had a grand time! Now, on to the pictures (Martha and Plumbean's kids first).

This is Cindy Lou (as in Cindy Lou Who from "The Grinch"-- see the resemblance?):

The Wizard (he's almost 3):

A grim-faced Newton:

Big and his new funny face:

A smiling Bud:

Ginger watching the babies:

Pen watching the babies:

Pen, Newton and Ginger:

One of the funniest parts of the day for me were all the conversations between Martha and me. We have both been stricken with the new mommy/mommy short term memory failure. Constant interruptions are the norm because if we don't say what's on our mind right when it pops in there then we'll forget it.  Maybe I should start doing Sudoku and Crossword Puzzles. I have been trying to play Scrabble online with my brother and Plumbean on Wednesday nights, but (ironically) I keep forgetting. 


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great day, Laundry Queen! We had an awesome time.

The Laundry Queen said...

I'm glad you had a good time, Martha! We did, too! As he was getting in bed Bud exclaimed, "I love the Wizard!". See you in a few weeks!

Anonymous said...

Aw, that's so sweet! Maybe they'll want to bunk next to each other at the family reunion.

I can't believe we forgot those swim diapers!

Monica said...

Hey! Paul says Hi back. Our family's e-mail is, send us a line.