While they were here my children played with the cousins.
The oldest girl headed for the tree in the back yard the second she walked in the house. The other children played with sticks, while the youngest boy tried to figure out how to make our swing work. It took him awhile, and it was seriously funny to watch. But he eventually got the hang of it.
My brother has three boys and one girl. I have two boys, so the yard was filled with little male bodies. They are active little creatures.
The oldest boy is 6’2 inches and still growing. I think he is 13 years old. I lured him into posing for photographs by offering him chocolate, and then I told him he could go make himself a sandwich. I think he ate three of them before the two hour visit was over. It takes a lot of food to stoke the fire of a teenaged boy growing a foot a year.
My mother saw the children climbing in the tree and set up a photo shoot for me. Alas, the light was a little funky and it didn’t work well. (hehehehehe) I found something Mom isn’t good at, who knew?
It was a fun, but short visit. They will be coming to say with us for a longer visit in July. I hope to get some better photographs then. We will probably take them to see an Air Force museum in the area.
After Mom left I slept for something like four hours ~ it was wonderful. Then we grabbed some “fix-your-ownie” for supper, went shopping to buy stuff for L to put in a tin foil dinner for a Boy Scout event tonight and rented “The Pink Panther.” It was so much fun to just veg and laugh and eat M&Ms together as a family.This was Mom's vision of a nice photograph.
After messing around in photoshop, I was able to come up with this image, it's a little bet better, but the shadows are still playing havoc with the faces.