Know what I like best about our trips to Genola? Cousin time! From the second we hit the front steps of Yaya and the Babe's house, these 5 rascals disappear into their own world of imaginative play. I seriously don't see them for hours because they have to fill every second with fighting bad guys, picking the Babe's fruit, or building a Lego masterpiece. And they never fight. Sometimes they split up and play two and two (three now with Klive in the mix), and sometimes all 5 are crowded around one ipad, but they always love to be together.
Yaya has been begging for pictures of her grand-babies to hang on her walls for over a year now, so it just seemed easier to get the kids together for some group pictures than to dig through iphoto to find our good ones. Misty's neighbor did an excellent job, despite the fact that Klive was having a complete meltdown for 95% of the photo shoot, and it was beyond freezing, and Caulder could only keep one eye open in the bright natural light. She really captured their true colors!
I am certain these guys will be best buddies forever.
Some individual shots:
Tukker (4) Beyond energetic, fun-loving, sweetheart of a boy, who has no bum to hold up his pants but is always hungry.
Winnie (6) Girly girl with a heart of gold, crazy imaginative, thoughtful and just trying to be a lady.
Klive (2) Rascally, a complete crack-up, independent but a secret hug-sneaker from mom and all boy.
June (8) The mastermind, a garden bug, the arts and crafts queen and Mom's right-hand man.
Caulder (7) Deep thinker, always creative, a real comedian and the best big brother on earth.
Grandpa Babe couldn't pass up the chance to show off his new tractor, so the kids hopped on for the ride.
Yaya and the Babe got in on the photo shoot action, too.
My favorite place to play as a kid was my Grandma and Grandad's Ivie's farmhouse, and I just know my kids will feel the same way about their time spent in Genola. They live in the garden and orchard during the summer, and they raise holy hell in the house when it's too cold to go outside. Thanks Yaya and the Babe for sacrificing your yard, your flowers and garden, your home and fine furniture for the greater good.
I hope this one makes it up on the wall. Too cute!
Had to throw this one in. This look makes me worry I'm in for a serious ass-kicking if I mouth off.