We sat next to the pool as the kids swam (with these two cousins below as well as another one of Dave’s sisters) and talked about the world and motherhood and the twists and turns life takes.
…and kept the discussion going as kids bounced in and out and we made dinner.
…the girls loved on Bo:
The sisters did a 6:00 am hot yoga class…along with that couple on the left below who are great family friends.
(weird sunrise shadow up there, but you get the idea)
We took a bike ride all around the neighborhood and to the grocery store:
When Bo got tired, she was pleased as punch to perch right here:
I am not the type of mom to bring my kids lunch at school. I’d rather take them out for our “lunch dates” and get them all to myself once in a while. But this day was a good day to be the bring-lunch kind of mom…since I got to do it with these cousins Claire adores:
The cousins all came to Claire’s track meet:
…and to Grace’s tennis match:
The other cousins happened to have a track meet at our high school at the same time as the tennis match (they go to a different high school) so it was fun to be able to gather with them all there and watch those great athletes:
These are all cousins except of that cute friend in the middle:
More dinner together:
…and a morning walk to school with Lu and Bo:
Then Julie left so stay with another sis-in-law but we got together for lunch:
(Those were just the people left when we remembered to take a picture…mad we didn’t think of it earlier!)
We watched the cousins’ Saturday tennis lesson talking on the sidelines and whooping and hollering at all the great shots:
…and had an impromptu barbecue/swim party over here with so many people we adore.
Man I know I sound like a broken record, but I sure do feel lucky to be related to all that goodness.
Ok, you're so much like my mom–always thrilled to open the door for an afternoon of swimming, and even more thrilled if everyone stayed for dinner. She always kept frozen burgers and tons of potatoes for baking just for this purpose. I gotta ask– what do you feed all those kiddos (and adults!) on impromptu pool party days? These really are the best days!