Friday, June 5, 2009


We live with-in walking distance from Boppa and G'ma and 3 cousins (along with their Mom and Dad) It isn't uncommon for mismatched kids. Like this day- I had 2 of her kids, along with my 4. Some days she'll have 1,2,3, or all 4 of mine, along with her 3. Or if we're lucky. Boppa and G'ma will have ALL of our kids, or at least a few of them (like on Friday nights)! And lately, my other sis-in-law (that lives a just a short drive away over the hills and around the curves) has been over here with her 2 kids. ALOT. But it's all for a good cause.

Our kids have 5 cousins they can play with in the snap of their finger. My parents and sister live on the other side of the state. (And I know if they/we were closer they would do so much more than they already do!) But I have come to appreciate my 2 'sisters' that keep me grounded and for 'parents' that offer advice (not always wanted at times, but that's what parents are known for), support and so much more. And there's 2 'brothers' that have spent more time helping me than I'm sure they wanted to while my husband was on the road. *Right about now, I can see someone rolling their eyes and groaning to themselves*

But for the time being, I'll enjoy being nestled in amongst family.. and enjoy watching times like this with my 'kids'. Because not everyone is this lucky!


  1. family sure is great! Love the backpacks :)

  2. Glad to be a sister in the same boat! Our kids are/will always be close--lucky lucky!

  3. It makes my heart melt to see these pictures and to read what you wrote. The picture I took of the 4...why can't I ever get one where they all look at the camera at the same time? They are sweet kids and they did do a good job posing.