29 July 2010

Wild and Free



 

We are heading back to Hong Kong after three weeks of fun with the cousins, outdoor play, and absolutely gorgeous summer weather.  These three weeks have flown by way too quickly.  While we look forward to getting back into a routine of sorts and getting ready for new schools for both Josh and Zoë, I know that we will miss all miss Grandma, all the aunties and uncles, and most especially the cousins.

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It’s been almost non-stop fun every waking moment for the kids.  Josh would wake in the morning and immediately go brush his teeth and change himself –without being told, –when he hears that his cousins are up, too.  Sometimes he would wake Zoë up and both of them would hurry out of the room.  When all of the cousins are together, it could be quite chaotic and loud.  Very loud.  Inevitably somebody has to referee.  Sometimes there’d be tears.  But minutes later they’d be playing together like best of friends. Gales of laughter, squeals, endless chatter about Star Wars, princesses, and inane topics.

We’re going to miss all that.  Until next summer.

18 COMMENTS:

RoseBelle said...

Has it been 3 weeks already? Time always seems to fly by quickly when you're having fun, doesn't it? I'm getting ready for back to school shopping for my kids. School will be starting in mid August.

Kasie said...

safe travels to you. So glad you guys had a great time.

Debbie's L'Bri said...

Looks like fun was had by all. Have a safet trip back.

Puanani503 said...

They look so happy and carefree!! Sounds like you all had a blast:)

Katherine said...

Too dang sweet. Looks like you had a blast!

K xx

Dandy said...

3 weeks?! I've been so out of touch- but I've missed you!

That picture is just priceless- exactly what a carefree summer with cousins should look like.

Lindy said...

It's nice that you get to spend that extended time with family. Too bad it doesn't get to happen more often, huh?

a Tonggu Momma said...

I'm so glad y'all got to spend time with extended family! It's priceless.

Deborah Ann said...

I didn't realize you live in Hong Kong. How exciting! I would love to visit someday...

blueviolet said...

I can't believe the three weeks have flown by already. So glad the kids had such a great time. Safe travels home!

Nezzy said...

It's been three weeks already? Man, where the heck does the time go? I'm so happy ya'll had a great visit...next year will come before you know it.

Ya'll have a terrifically blessed Thursday!!!

Sole Sister said...

Wild and free spells it out for sure.

Aunt LoLo said...

Have a safe trip back!!!! I was looking at pictures, last night, of a friend's recent trip back to Hong Kong. It made me ACHE to go back. But at the same time, I LOVE being near all my family here. *sigh* Glad you get to come over here every summer!!

Velvet Over Steel said...

That is awesome! I grew up with lots of cousins around and have great memories. However my boys didn't grow up with any cousins or much family to see and I think they missed out. Probably why they are so close and all want 'big' families with lots of kids. lol
So glad you had a wonderful & fun visit with your family!! :-)
Hugs,
Coreen

natalee said...

be safe going home........ i love the pictures..these kids are making memories for a lifetime

Hannah said...

I love this picture. I hope you have a safe flight home! I am glad you have all had such an amazing trip! I have really enjoyed seeing all the pictures! Have a great rest of you week!

Life with Kaishon said...

I love cousins so much! Such a great post. Cousins = magic!!

Serline said...

Time flies when you are having fun! We're heading home later today...

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