Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Wonderful Wednesday with Cousins

Last Wednesday began with James making several trips out to the road to carry out Grammy's recycling.  He loves being a helper... and wearing mismatched pajamas.

He also got in a lot of time in Daddy Jim's recliner.  James is the best at morning snuggles.

Ella really enjoyed playing the keyboard while we were at the lake.  It plays accompaniment to several songs and lights up the keys for you to play the melody, so she filled the house with beautiful music.

Our big plan for the day was to drive to Orlando to visit KJ's cousin, Jamie, and his family.  We love spending time with them.

The kids had fun playing inside and out.  There was a lot of noise, but they were happy noises for the most part.

Jamie and Lindy made homemade pizzas for supper, which the kids enjoyed while watching Curious George on Netflix.  It gave us a lot more time for talking over dinner, and the Halloween-themed George episode obviously made an impression, because the kids did impressions of "No-Noggin," the headless scarecrow the rest of the night.  I don't think it was as scary as that sounds.

Sometimes our families seem a little like mirror-images.  We enjoy many of the same things, and then we have first-born "E" girls with brown hair and eyes, followed by blonde-haired and blue-eyed boys bearing the name James somewhere in their name.

We walked into their quaint little town after dinner for an ice cream treat.

Little Atticus had to work hard to catch up with the big kids.

I love how easily kids make friends, and I'm so grateful for the time to make a few more memories with their special second cousins.

Two More Guys with the Name James

But, really, why should you only have one ice cream cone, when you can so easily have two?

Ella took a few pictures for us.  It's nice to have another budding photographer around.

If we weren't moving to Yorkshire, I might want to move to Florida to be their neighbors.

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