We got some good quality cousin time in over the last few days. Annie, Freddy, Emmie, Molly, and Hattie drove up to San Jose for a visit on Thursday night. They got in super late (as they left their house at 8:15pm). Friday the kids and I still had to go to school, but we came home a little early to get in some extra time. It was so nice to see them. We spent most of the day in the house on Friday. Basketball was played, and some sliding was definitely enjoyed. We had an epic glow in the dark dance party with glowing skeleton jammies on the girls and glow sticks all around. It was awesome!
Saturday morning, after making pineapple pancakes, we all geared up and went for a walk to Staples and Lucky while Justin was at the grocery store. I got to hold Ms. Hattie in the baby carrier. She is seriously the easiest baby ever. She is just so content and rarely cries or is fussy. It was a delight having her here. Emmie and Molly are good little walkers. They started out scootering and were pretty wiped by the time we got there. We stopped, grabbed some Jamba Juice for the girls, and sandwiches for the adults (Justin had already picked Vander up to head to baseball), so we headed back so that Ollie, Freddie and I could get to the baseball game to watch Vander play.
After the game we came back. The kids had what what Vander and Oliven deemed the tea party that was a tradition.
Sunday morning we made French toast, took cousin pictures, carved pumpkins in the rain, and at three we headed over to a neighborhood driveway progressive party with games in every driveway. It was really neat. Jennie Anderson hosted it and the whole block lent their driveways for our fun. I got to be in a scoot scate race, the kids played hot potato with a pumpkin, did egg races, played musical chairs, and we brought pin the spider on the web. There was alcohol for the adults (I made brain hemorrhages that I learned from Hannah) with peach schnapps, Irish cream and grenadine, and then their was a potluck. As per usual Freddie was the hit of the party. The rain was coming down hard the morning before and in the evening, but the afternoon was gorgeous.
Then, all too soon, the Grand's headed home. The girls and boys had a great time together. Thanks for coming up guys!!!