We were blessed to have been able to visit with Mark's brother and his family along with Papa & Grandmere just after the 4th.
And here's the proof that we all survived fifteen kids twelve and under and six adults.
Ready for some play!
Cousins enjoying looking at books about the new cousins.
Malachi met some "old" friends.
And more reading.
I believe he's reading.
Gun fights at the OK Corral. Bryant would hold it up to his eye and make gun noises.
Uncle D came for a visit and played ball...three batters for every pitcher. That's how you get it done in a large famly.
Conquering Mount Swing
Josiah...the Baby Whisperer with Cousin K.
Malachi didn't know what to think.
But he did enjoy the attention from his Aunt D and Cousin L (Mark's first cousin...I don't know what it makes Malachi to her...I just can't think about that late at night).
This was the baby row.
More baby love from Cousin O.
Chess outside...what could be better?
Oh, Chess, outside, with Papa. Yep, that's better.
Papa had a water station set outside. Great idea. In theory. By the end of the visit, I think the vast majority of water bottles were under the deck or hiding in bushes.
Water guns hit the spot to cool everyone off.
And the slip and slide was not too bad either!
Yummy cold watermelon from cousin J's garden!
Malachi thought it was quite a funny time.
And of course, Baby-lover, Ceili Rain just had to hold her baby cousin! Bless his poor little heart.