Cousins and Birthdays
As I mentioned in my last post my sister is in town with her 2 daughters. Naturally I’ve been busy with them over the past week. On Friday, after school let out for the boys (last day of school!!), I picked them up and took over to my parents for some barebeque. They haven’t seen my nieces in a little over 2 years, but they fell into routine immediately. They went to the park, played in the backyard, made jokes, and had a lot of fun. My older niece is very good with them, equally dividing her attention and making sure each gets a turn at whatever they are doing. Finally around 10-10:30, though they were still quite awake, I could see they were beginning to tire so we went home, they were torn between spending the night, and going back to my place. They wanted to spend the night at my parents but also longed to spend the night at my place. We went home
The following morning after a pancake breakfast we went back. It was going to be a long day. That evening my sister and I had planned a dinner get together for my parents’ birthdays. My dad’s birthday was the following day (his 65th) and my mom’s is tomorrow (her 60th). Since neither of us had any idea what get them, we headed to the mall and did some shopping. Dad got a new digicam, and mom got some nice perfume, and I got ice cream . Well, Deen got ice cream, and I
gotshared some of it. After rushing home it was time for Deen’s haircut, followed by baths, picking up cakes, heading to the restaurant. It was a fun evening, mom shed quite a few tears, and I think even dad shed a tear or two. All in all it was a loooong day. But where the kids were concerned, they had a blast. It’s always fun when cousins get together and have fun. I don’t want my kids to be strangers to their out of town cousins, so this time together is valuable.
Tonight its off to Niagara for the night and all day tomorrow. Isn’t it cool to have fireworks on your birthday! Mom gets fireworks every year. Let just hope it doesn’t rain.