Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Fun with Cousins!
on saturday, my mom took ella and me to visit my sister marna and her new baby kaitlyn elaine (born may 3). she's sooo tiny-ella looks huge compared to her-and she has a head full of hair (probably more than ella will have by the time she's 2!) and long fingers and toes. she's a doll. ella didn't know quite what to think of her but she did enjoy playing w/her older cousins, justin (20 months), dylan (5), and evan (10). dylan introduced her to his police truck, which ella briefly examined before starting to chew on it, and a colorful rubber ball that lit up-a huge hit w/her. while ella took a nap in kaitlyn's crib (kaitlyn slept in her swing), i had loads of fun w/evan and dylan. first we played board games which i haven't done in ages, and intelligent evan had to teach me me how to play dominoes and backgammon again. we also enjoyed a game of chinese checkers. next, we went outside and i had an absolute blast jumping on the trampoline-i felt like a kid again-and playing kickball (hard to do w/ just 3 people, but we managed). inside, justin enjoyed going to the crib and checking on ella-once she was awake, he had fun making her smile and laugh. all in all, it was a super day-hopefully we'll be back to play again soon.