Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Older Cousins

This past week we had the girls oldest cousin Ray with us for a few days.  We took him on a few adventures and he was bossed around for 2 days straight by two little girls that love him.   Olivia demanded she be carried only by Ray (I was no longer the favorite-my back thanks him) and Abby had fun playing with somebody older who could keep up (or is faster) with her vs. her little baby sister. 

What I learned while he was visiting-I saw a glimpse of what is to come in the future as my kids get older.  1.  Older kids don't take naps = NO break during the day  2.  Older kids stay up later = NO break at night.  In fact most nights my husband was asleep on the couch while Ray was still awake watching TV!   3.  They eat a lot as they get bigger. 

What my girls learned while Ray was visiting.   1.  How to hold your breath in the car as we drive past a cemetery.   2.  Punch buggy red no punches back!   3.  If I scream loud enough and cry- Ray will do anything we want him to do.

All in all it was a fun few days and he was a big help.  I think know my girls are going to be sad when he goes home. 


  1. Love these pictures and we enjoyed meeting Ray, what a nice (and helpful) boy!

    PS - New banner looks fantastic!

  2. Julia already knows punch buggy. Dave taught her that one! She LOVES that game. Don't tell me that about the no breaks! I feel like that is my life most days!