Cousins having fun at Aunt Shari's

Joshua and Nikki play so well together...
I love the expression on Lexi's face in this picture...
Nicole, Reilly, Karlie, Lexi and Matt (cousins and siblings) having a blast together...




My cousin's daughter, Reilly, drove from Illinois to spend the weekend with us. Because of our age difference (I'm 50 and she's 21), she feels like one of my nieces. We have been having a great time since she arrived Thursday.

First thing we did was go to Macaroni Grill for lunch, including a decadent "Lemon Passion" dessert. Some people would like to keep kids "little" forever. Not me. I really enjoy the relationships and interaction as kids grow into young adults!

Yesterday Danny, Rebecca, Chris, Cheryl and all the kids came out for a taco feast. We had a great afternoon and evening. (It felt like Christmas.)

Lexi had to go home last night because of basketball practice this morning. Matt and Karlie stayed. So Lexi was sad to have to leave. But I'm getting ready to meet her and her dad halfway and bring her back so she can enjoy some more fun. You can see from the above pictures what a great time they're having together. And I, of course, just love being their aunt. They are great kids. Having them here is a special treat for me. Can't wait to get Lexi back here with us!

Comments

suezquesteen said…
I love the togetherness with that bunch! Great memories, I know.
Shari said…
They had a great time together. I was happy to host them and share in the memories!