For two days we have spent time with cousins, and today I saw that today is National Cousin Day. Of course this is entirely coincidental, but we can pretend that we knew all along, right?
Yesterday we spent the afternoon with my sweet nieces and our "cousins" Levi and Noah. I say "cousins" because only mom would know the correct terminology for our exact relation, but I do know that their grandmother Susan is MY cousin. So we will just call them cousins.
All it took was an inflatable pool and some water and these kids were happy.
Colson, Elinor, and Noah kind of stayed back and Cooper, Cora, and Levi led the way the whole time.
We had to keep close eyes on Elinor because she seemed to really like being underwater a bit much for our liking.
She is such a happy, mellow little girl.
Cora can hang right in there with Cooper which is probably why he likes going to play with her so much. I am so glad we got to spend some time with them.
We had a great afternoon at "Cora's" house and hope to go back again before the summer ends!
This morning we spent our time at a local playground and splash pad in Dalton. This was our first trip there and Cooper is already planning a return trip. He really liked it. But who wouldn't?
We spent the first hour on the massive playground. Most of my pictures are of Colson because he is easier to keep up with on the playground. Cooper runs much, much faster.
Then the boys enjoyed a quick lunch of chicken and fries and a wardrobe change in the back of Betty's van. Look at all that space!
After a quick lunch it was off to the splash pad. This place was awesome!
Makes me wonder why Ringgold has not built one of these. We need one by the children's park downtown. It cost us $2 each to get in and they had two kids working it. It stayed very crowded the whole time we were there, and today was an overcast day. I am sure it is much more crowded on sunny days.
Colson was not too sure about the large bucket that would spontaneously dump gallons of water over the heads of the kids, so he stayed out of the way. Sadly, he forgot, and was pretty traumatized when the waterfall hit him out of nowhere! After that experience, he never stepped back onto the splash pad at all, but stayed with mommy in the shade sipping juice and people watching.
Cooper never stopped going.
It was a perfect morning to spend with family and I do hope we have a few more of these days before we return to school. We are running out of time, though, so I am in super planning mode now!