We love being with family, and this trip felt like maybe the first time since the kids started arriving 6 years ago that the time wasn't spent predominantly managing kid chaos? The older 4 played really well, and the younger two napped well. Thursday & Friday were full of preparations and big meals and family gatherings. Saturday was rainy and dreary and we all hung around the house, played games, let the kids watch TV, read books, and chatted... it was cozy and nice.
Cousins reunited. Thanksgiving meal (of which I took no pictures!) with our clan plus GG and the Orsattis. :)
playing with some of my favorite childhood dolls
watching "Inside Out"
(a little intense for my girls, but they hung in there!)
oldest & youngest
Playground trip, soccer game, pulled pork family party.
a favorite tradition
a house full of cousins makes me so happy :)
bonding with Julio. after he left, Alden wandered around the kitchen looking for "Juli"
teaching Rosalie to play Nertz. I suspect I'll be ceding my crown to her one of these days...
how funny is the similarity between Daniel & Mike in these pictures?!
introverted family time