Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Cousins






There is nothing quite like cousin love. There is an anticipation to see each other. The shyness of those first few moments, at least for Reece, then a warming and a smile. There is pure joy in their play, as they move into that familiar place.

Reece is in total awe of his cousin Aubry. For weeks he has been asking when he will see her again...refer to this post on persistence. Well Saturday was the day. Reece and I spent the day with my sister in law and niece.

Reece and Aubry play really well together, with six years separating them, this constantly amazes me. Aubry loves him and Reece loves her right back. Together they played, did some drawing, enjoyed a hike in the woods and a little fort building. We went out for lunch and enjoyed dinner back at my sister in laws. It was a full day, but oh. so. good.

18 comments:

  1. Awww - that's really sweet :) It really looks like they have a very special relationship. Bea has two older cousins over here (4 and 9), but they live around five hours' drive away so don't get to see them very often.

    Were the pictures taken in Mississauga? Where is that in Mississauga? Already scoping nice walks for when we are there in a few months :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Renee. They do have a very special relationship, and we try to get them together as much as we can. And yes, the pictures are in Mississauga. This lovely little spot is actually just behind Aubry's school, which is in south west Mississauga, close to Oakville. I can give you more details before you arrive...maybe we can even meet you for a hike :) The school actually takes the kids for a morning walk back there every morning before classes start, how great is that!

      Delete
  2. we had a weekend of cousin-love too! my sister and her family are moving back to the states after 20+ years of living in germany. her kids are shy to use their english around the adults, but as they run off into the forest with the american kids the language barrier that separates them fades away and the focus is just on play.

    ReplyDelete
  3. my two are close with my sister's son. He is between their ages. Whenever we are all together they are holed up somewhere laughing about something. They share a love of books and there is much chatting about what they've read. Family is what is it all about.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Audrey adores her cousin. They only see each other once or twice a year but it's always instant fun and love. Cousins are something special.

    ReplyDelete
  5. This reminds me so much of going to see my cousins. Their family had/has over 200 acres of land and we ran wild. It was so much fun! I'm glad he has that relationship with his cousin.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Me too! It is pretty special and I do hope it lasts as they get older.

      Delete
  6. beautiful day. i use to play with my cousins of all ages and it was so teaching. so many games were learned and cooperation was taught and practiced by all.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It was. And yes, so many lessons learned playing with cousins.

      Delete
  7. How wonderful to see them so close despite the age difference. My oldest nephew has a few years on all of the nieces, but this gives me hope that they will all still find ways to connect and enjoy their time together.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am amazed at their connection and so happy for it.

      Delete
  8. I miss playing with my cousins. We all live so far from one another now. That river picture reminds me of a time when I was playing by a stream in Colorado as a young kid and I tried to step over what looked like thick ice and fell through. Eeek! That was soooo cold.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I do too. I remember weekends spent with cousins. We are all still close proximity wise, but really don't see each other that much.

      Delete
  9. I'm pleased you all had a great day Kim. xxoo

    ReplyDelete