Showing posts with label cousins. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cousins. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

and so it goes

We spent time with some of B's cousins yesterday then went to H&M. It's a good thing I only manage to get to that store twice a year or so. I can't control myself in there.

My nephew is really excited for his Make a Wish cruise (all cancer kids get a wish, not just terminal cases) which begins Saturday. My brave sister is leaving Ali for a week so Ryan can do this. She is one amazing mama.

When I said goodbye to my nephew yesterday he climbed my legs and hugged me. He's six years old now. I can't pick him up anymore. Sometimes I look at this vibrant crazy kid running around and I can't believe how sick he was.

I am so thankful he made it through a terrible couple years and is on the other side - healthy and like any other kid.

Sometimes I think the Lord gave us this little burst of sunshine with his big heart and survivor's spirit because he knew losing one little would be all our hearts could take. At least that's what I hope when I watch B and his cousins playing together. Surely we can't lose another. Surely one is enough.

Feeling a little sad today. That bone deep missing hurts so much sometimes.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

day out

We were planning to hit the zoo with B's cousins today, but two miles past the overflowing parking lots we were in the high hills of Portland with no parking in sight so we decided to ditch our original plan and find something else to do.

Since we were in the West Hills I suggested the Pittock Mansion grounds for a picnic.  Pittock Mansion is gorgeous, I haven't been inside in years, but it's fun (and free) to spend time on the grounds.

I don't know if it's us, or circumstances, or us, but when we go places with B's cousins it's always a comedy of errors.  My sister-in-law had jury duty today so our entourage consisted of her sweet baby, my mom, B, me, my sister (due in August, how will we manage another little one?) and her two kids.

Part of our traveling issues center around my sister and her inability to leave home without half of her belongings.  When her third little is born I think she should bring a pack animal everywhere we go just to schlep her things from car to destination.  And maybe to schlep me when I pass out from heat exhaustion due to strapping my sister's ten pound cooler on my stroller before ascending a giant hill because she couldn't manage it as well as everything else she was carrying (love you, sister).

Ten pound coolers (who brings six bottles of water for a three hour trip to the zoo?) and eighty degree weather (heat is my enemy) aside we had a really good time.

I can't decide if that's a dragonfly or a helicopter.

My niece has the best hair.

Bridge up - made getting home difficult.


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