While living in California we only saw our families a couple of times a year and that was hard because we’re close to our families. We love them and want to see them more often. That’s one of the reasons we decided to do our fourth year of school here; so we could be closer to family.
Can I just tell you? It has been wonderful!
It seems like we’ve seen more family in the last three weeks than we saw the whole time we were in Oakland. I know that’s probably an exaggeration, but that’s what it feels like, and I’m loving it. My Aunt C and Uncle R and their family and their two daughters and their families all live within a mile or two and we have been playing (hence the lack of blogging lately – sorry).
We had dinner with them a few Sundays ago and my two girl cousins both have daughters Peanut’s age so we’ve been getting them together to play. Here’s a little of what we’ve been doing.
We went to Wheeler Farm, looked at all the animals, and had a snack.
Notice Peanut’s “pack-pack” which she absolutely loves. It makes her like Dora, don’t you know. She even sings the song.
We went to Aunt C’s house and had a water day. The little girls ran through the sprinklers and we all ate lunch outside. Then we went inside and all made a heap of enchiladas together so we could each take a pan home for dinner that night. Now that is the way to cook.
B and O
K and Peanut
Cousin A and I have also been running errands together and we also went swimming in the pool at her apartment. Peanut freaked a bit cuz she’s never been in a real pool before, but Cousin A’s daughter B is a total water baby and we all had a good time cooling off. Sorry no pics of these fun things.
I love being so close to these fun girls now! They are so nice and I think our girls have fun together, too. I’m so lucky!
We also live semi-close to a lot of NYDD’s family now, too. A while ago we went to his sister’s house for a picnic with some of his brothers and sisters. Peanut loved playing with her cousins and it was fun catching up with everyone. We had such a good time and hope we can do it again soon.