An exuberant cousin reunion happened last Friday night.
Within minutes, it seemed, the kids had dragged out enough stuff to outfit an entire small house. But they were so pleased with their set up. And they are pretty good about picking it all up before bed, so we let them do their thing. With a few wet blanket comments like "All of that has to come in tonight." and "NO MORE STUFF." We do say things like that. It is very hard not to.
Nine kids didn't faze Coyote in the least
Gilbert and Lincoln used to fight so much. Now, they are very good friends. Not sure what changed. or when. But I love that it did!
Ponytail in action
Bubbles are such exciting things!
Lily loves Hoyt
Oh the joy!
Gilbert was pouting because the other kids were faster at popping bubbles than him. Or so he thought. (He was popping his fair share.) So Cody scooped him up and swung him around.
Hoyt is so in to babies right now!
Not sure where he gets that baby fascination from... Hahaha
The arrival (and adoration) of Abilene
I love these kids and their busyness. There is so much to do.
A good sibling fight, with Lily interrupting.
Oh the joy of a good fight!
Curious little girl
Tori took this and I love it for some reason.
Another Tori picture I love
This baler needed some work
Abilene is about as in love with Hoyt as Hoyt is with her.
Me, pushing Elsie
Isn't he awesome?
Clover doing some more bubbles
Lincoln hanging out with Grandpa
Aunt Clover helping Gilbert blow bubbles