We travelled north to visit my cousin Wendy and her family on her youngest daughter's first birthday. Grace Katherine was born on December 28th last year, a few hours before Caroline Grace was baptized. Many have commented that these two could be twins. Its uncanny really... Wendy and Patrick don't look much at all like me or Kevin. Wendy looks a lot like her mom who is no blood relation to me. But Gracie... blonde... and... yup, they look similar, particularly at this age. Wendy made them matching dresses! Aren't they gorgeous? And my mom gave them matching necklaces. It is too bad we now live so far away. These girls would have so much fun playing together as they grow! We ended up spending the night due to snow and to allow me time to teach Wendy how to knit. We had lots of photo opps.
We tried to get a picture of the gorgeous girls in their dresses sitting together on a chair, but... no luck. The pics of trying to get the pic, however, are hilarious so I'll share those here. C in blue. G in pink.
And then they played together. Gracie has lots of wonderful musical instruments with which to play. It wasn't always easy for the girls to share, but is it ever easy to share? Especially at the age of 1?! They played admirably together!
And some keyboard fun!
The next morning Gracie's big brother Ben helped the girls to play with tupperware. So sweet. Ben and Josh are both GREAT big brothers.
We think C might need to rent a big brother more often. She got great exercise chasing the boys around. She slept VERY well after that visit.
Thanks Wendy, Patrick, Ben, Josh, and Gracie for a GREAT visit, a beautiful dress, a fun toy, and a cozy winter coat that served C well for the rest of our vacation!