cousin crazy!

We went to Portland LAST Thursday. However baby Savannah has that fashionably late thing down. She took her sweet time being born, and we ended up back in the car and trekking home without meeting her last week. Within a few minutes of holding her today, we unanimously decided she was worth the wait.
The new parents, Tony and Tara agree, of course!
look at Tara. She’s a natural!

Isn’t the delight on all four of those male faces just the sweetest thing?
Though you can see by his expression, that Sam was a little freaked about how powerful the suction is in such a teensy pink mouth.
Then we traveled over to the other side of town to celebrate cousin Cody’s FIRST birthday (it’s actually tomorrow). Here Brian smooshes up some cake for him:
Anne with her babies:

Cody is so adorable, all chub and grins!

John and I are just SO grateful to have nieces and nephews to love on and spoil, only 2 hours away. The boys are tickled to play chase and peek-a-boo with little cousins who look up to them!It’s so exciting to realize that now there will be babies and toddlers and preschoolers enjoying the holidays and seasons with us all!

When I think about how great both Tara and Brian were to OUR babies, ten years ago? Long before they were married or thought of having children of their own, they were loving on and playing with our chubby, drooly punks. Now this circle spins around. Those punks are almost teenagers now! We admit to kind of missing those toothless grins and baby fat cheeks and crawling on the carpet roaring like a lion, just to get a little joy shriek out of that baby. So with grandchildren still, hopefully, a decade away, John and I get to be the proud Aunty and Uncle. we watched you both do it and remember exactly how it goes…Let’s see…

You bring lollipops the size of dinner plates. (Brian)

You teach them in Sunday School (Tara)

You swoop in right before bedtime for a rousing game of chase to get them all wound up. (Brian)

You read them books. (Tara)

You teach them how to make fart noises with their armpits (Brian)

You babysit and bring them pudding cups. (Tara)

Stark contrast there, eh? So sorry, Anne. I guess Cody and Caitlin might end up paying for the sins of the uncle…

About sparrowjourney

Christian homeschooling mom to three boys, married to my best friend, John, for over 20 years. I love gardening without gloves, learning history with my kids, cooking with lots of butter, serving others, great books, rich coffee, studying the Bible, camping outdoors, scrapbooking, vintage home decor, the smell of rain and cut grass, authentic people, poetry, laughing until your sides hurt, and babies. oh and black licorice is pretty awesome.
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3 Responses to cousin crazy!

  1. Cda says:

    Oh how anniversaries,babies,and birthdays make you reminisce. I love to read your writtings. Your wisdom(age)is showing. Hearts do not forget. Thanks also for the Caitlin and Cody picts-I cross reference.

  2. colbycottage says:

    what fun to find your blog and know that you also have one! I was so happy to see you the other night.I was so surprised when you opened the door.For some reason I have never noticed the verse you have at the top of you page,I love it. I guess I haven’t read psalms enough. Have a wonderful week. Love Kath

  3. kari and kijsa says:

    What cuties!! what a wonderful family time!!blessings, kari & kijsa

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