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Cousin Time

Two of my cousins saved my extroverted soul by coming to hang out for the day. We attempted to sew some more stuffed animals (or at least, I attempted. They succeeded), watched Love and Friendship, and played a rollicking game of Marrying Mr. Darcy. 

It was utterly delightful. 


The Adult in the Room

I really enjoyed myself yesterday playing board games with my first cousins once removed. They’re 6 and 7 and let me tell you, the world’s biggest cheaters! And still I had to cheat twice as hard to lose. 

I also had to pull rank a few times.

 The 7-year-old decided he did not like how the 6-year-olds were playing the game and tried to insert his own rules. They spiritedly protested. He decided to pull out his trump card.

“Well, I am a year older than you so you have to do what I say.” 

I decided it was time to get involved and maturely responded, “Well, I am older than all of you so you have to do what I say!”

This brought down censor from the people older than me in the room (not playing the game!) with a reproof not to pull age. 

So I pulled reading ability. The next dispute resolved around a card requiring the player to return to their home base. The 6-year-olds struggled with it and the 7-year-old informed them that he could read better and it said no such thing. 

So I said I could read better than all of them and it did too say that!

So we switched to Uno. My grandma (the children’s great-grandma) and brother joined us. The 6-year-old, having created a barrier so  we could not “see her cards”, then preceded to pull all the skips, take twos, reverse, and color changes from the pile of cards. She left us to divvy up the rest as we wished. 

When asked how she managed to get such good cards, she frankly said, “I took them!”

And the next round, when someone else shuffled and gave her a perfectly normal hand, she informed us she did not like playing the adult way! 


Buying Books For Others

I found the perfect career for myself: buying books for other people! Who wants to pay me to do that? 😉 

More seriously, I had a fabulously fun weekend with my cousin and I dragged the poor girl to easily 5 bookstores. And I bought books! Mostly for her or for her siblings which I discovered comes with an amazing plus: 

I get all the fun of buying books and spoiling some of my favorite people and none of the books go home with me so no one can yell at me for having too many books already! 

Truly a win win.


Cousins and Cross Country!

Yesterday I got to see my cousin Ella run cross country! It was super fun to see my cousins and grandparents and I was surprised by how many people I knew from Ella’s team. I also got these two fantastic pictures of Ella and my sister and Grandma! Instant favorites:


A Day With Charlie

Today I had the awesome privilege of hangin out with my cousin Charlie! He had a birthday a few weeks ago and my gift to him was that we would hang out for a day.

We caught a movie…

(It was really cute!)

Went to the Lego Store…



And got lunch…

(To name only a few things!)

Charlie is an awesome, polite, and funny kid. I am very blessed to be part of his life! Cousins are the best!