Yes, I have been missing in action for a whole month… but I am back! We have been on holidays visiting with the cousins in Canada. We did an Ottawa – Quebec City – Montreal road trip to start things off and then just hung around in Toronto for the duration of our stay.
The cousins mostly broke off into two camps –the boys and the girls. During our holiday, it seemed that we'd gained a daughter as Zoë and Miss K were like two peas in a pod and they would ride together with us. We barely got to see Josh as he hung out with the boy cousins and rode with them in their car. The only times he would check in with us were mainly at night when he would come to say goodnight and in the morning, when he would come to shower, get a change of clothes, and brush teeth!
Back in Toronto, they basically had a sleepover every night, with all of them sleeping together down in the basement taking turns on mattresses and sleeping bags. It just warms the heart to see how much fun they were having together.
We hope to continue doing this –i.e., getting all the cousins together every year, –for as long as we can. We all look forward to the summer every year and the kids talk about it all the time –more and more as the school year draws to an end. Everybody gets so excited and when they see each other, they pick right up where they left off.
Till next summer…