Sunday, August 9, 2009

Fun with the cousins

We had the best week with our cousins. Emily and the kiddos came down from NYC to spend a week while Maddie took some swim lessons. Even though we couldn't get Spencer into the same session (lame, because one kid never showed up), we still had LOTS of fun at the pool together. The kids loved the freedom that came with being in floaties. Spencer and Maddie held hands and kicked around the pool together. We had a great time doing choo-choo trains all 5 grandkids (we miss you, Harrison!) interspersed with games of ring-around-the-rosy, Pop! goes the weasel, and alligator. Emma LOVES her aunt "Em-a-nee" (Emily), and I think it is safe to say that the boys still have a cousin crush on Emma. As for Spencer and Maddie, they are inseparable.

So...when are you coming back??? We miss you already!

Emily with the boys: Ryan (top) and Daniel (bottom)
Spencer showing his independence in the water
Maddie spent all her time (except the 15 minute breaks) in the deep end of the pool. No fear!
Emma helped bury our friend Aliya when we were up at Cunningham Falls in MD.
Strike a pose!
Emma and Ryan digging in someone else's hole.
Maddie and Spencer holding hands, kicking around the lake.
Daniel and Maddie take a break for lunch.
Daniel and Ryan are almost three! We celebrated early by singing "Happy Birthday" and blowing out candles - twice.
Spencer the speedster
Emma the twirler
Bike-riding the the cousins


Melinda said...

Cute pics!

Anonymous said...

It looks like you are all having a fun summer! Hooray for trips to Cunningham Falls and the pool! I can't wait to see you all soon - 5 days!