|Cousin photos by Jillian Ladd|
We are family,
I've got all my cousins with me.
We are family.
Get up everybody and sing.
Kinley and Brooke won't be lonely at gatherings on their Daddy's side of the family. They have built-in playmates.
Kinley is 1 month older than her cousin, Hannah, and they are best buddies. I shamelessly used Hannah to "turn a frown upside down" when Kinley woke up a little grumpy from a nap last week. A promise to see Hannah was an instantaneous mood brightener for Kinley.
Not to be left out, Brooke also has a cousin just her size. Hannah's brother, Henry, was born 6 weeks before Brooke. The day after Brooke was born, Hannah and Henry came to meet their newest cousin. (Oh yeah. They brought their parents, too, Eric's brother, Brian, and his wife, Jillian.)
After the two youngest were nestled together on the bed, the older girls were encouraged to "touch their baby." (Jillian got the best photo, which I shared above.)
If these two are as chatty as their older siblings, family reunions will be lively indeed.
The older two had their own bonding moment back in 2012, while Hannah was still in the hospital and Kinley came to visit.
|Kinley on the left and Hannah on the right.|
Eric's parents get to witness the Kinley-Hannah interaction more than we do, but I enjoy every moment when I get to watch them together.
flower girls for their Uncle Drew and Aunt Kate's wedding.
Then I look back even further, and see the two at Kinley's first birthday party ...
It's a great "problem" to have.
Family: A link to the past,
a bridge to the future.