Cousins are the people who have known you since birth and share so many of your favorite memories and stories, but usually tolerate you better than your siblings. :) I have pretty much always lived in Iowa, and my cousins have pretty much always lived in or near Mississippi yet we share a connection that makes it possible for us to immediately feel comfortable and at ease even when we haven't seen each other for years. That's the joy of cousins. They get you, and accept you for life.
So I am particularly happy that my kids are growing up near many of their cousins. They're sharing experiences that will help shape their childhood memories and hopefully create lifelong bonds.
So here's my families next generation -- the cousins!
Maddox and his tractor
Bo demonstrating his ability to "open wide"
Dance party with Hudson, Maddox and Theron
Our fashionistas -- Violet and Theron
It must have been hilarious! Maddox and Imersyn
Our deep thinker, Irelyn
Sweet and wonderful Hudson
Sisterly love, Irelyn and Imersyn
Imersyn getting her pout on
Cousin swim off! Theron, Bo, Marla, Mazy and Kael