Our kids are blessed to live within a few blocks of their cousins. We meet at the park or the ice cream shop that their grandparents own often in the summer and at the ski hill in the winter. We go on family hikes together, celebrate lots of birthdays together, go to church together, hit the streets on bikes together....etc. I was the only-child, youngest cousin on both sides of my family and lived pretty far from all of them. Many of my cousins have grandchildren. I haven't seen some of them since I was 2 years old. I don't know what the future holds for my kids and their cousins, but for now...it is jolly good fun to be all in the same place. As of now, I have five nephews and my sister-in-law is due in Feb with a mystery child. Priya is hoping for a baby girl cousin...but we sure make some cute little boys around here...we shall see. (I do have to constantly remind Priya that she cannot marry Judah or Titus.)
Oh, and a bonus photo of Mr. Toes.