When the baby cousins were about 8, the grandparents had a 50th wedding anniversary. Everyone dressed waaaaaay up b/c that's what you did in the 70's. And the siblings hired a professional photographer for their parents' party. The grandchildren all gathered for a special photo. The older grandchildren made faces and were silly, but when the photographer said, "Get serious." they did. But they forgot to tell the baby cousins, who didn't know when to stop. In the days before digital cameras. And so, when the very expensive professional photos came back, the 2 baby cousins were making AWFUL faces. And they got beaten. KIDDING. (Hey my mom reads this blog!)
Fast forward 34 years. Those baby cousins haven't seen each other in .... 10 years? But the true baby - JO over at Merry Ol' Land of Oz - has taught her cousin to blog. So they have kept in touch. And when they got together? Well they had to take pictures. But some things you just never live down....
Yeah, it was kind of like that 34 years ago. Yeah Jo I know you want to totally kill me right about now. You are younger and all that so I can apparently still make you do silly things!
Awwwww that's better....
And the King? Yeah he was a HUGE hit just as I knew he would be. There's Son enjoying having a little brother, if only for a night.
The three teens, just months apart, enjoyed the night, even though they hadn't seen each other in....10 years? I think the Cadet (middle) was enjoying thinking he was the tallest... (and yes those are the "twins" at 1 YO in the background. I still adore those photos even if they embarrass the hell out of my kids!)
While the Big Kids went on the trampoline, the King sat totally absorbed in Halo or whatever the Big Kids left on XBox360....the scary part was the King knew exactly how to play it.
And with a HO HO HO and a Tra la la, it was time to go...It was waaaaay too short of a visit. Come back soon My Merry People of Oz!