Monday, May 18, 2009

Cousins...and grandparents

My sister and I have been simultaneously pregnant twice. Here are the products of those four pregnancies.....(all 4 born at home, incidentally)......Evi and Liesel, two months apart....And Hope and Sebastian, three months apart. It has been so fun having cousins so close in age who LOVE each other so much. We sat on the porch this evening and watched them all play together, the older cousins making up inventions with wood, rope and plastic buckets, and the younger set of cousins playing walkie talkies and chasing the cow.
























And my parents came up from Mexico for a visit. We always love having Opa and Oma in town. My kids asked me today if Daddy and I can go out of town so Opa and Oma can babysit them. They are remembering how much ice cream they got while we were in Ukraine last winter.

7 comments:

My 3 Kids said...

I'm glad My sister and I werent the only ones that did this! lol! Our two older ones are 2 months apart and the 2 younger ones are 2 months apart. It makes for very close relationships although some days its more like Brother/Sister than Cousins.

RoverHaus said...

Fun! Wish we could be closer to you guys!

Tim Rovenstine said...

That ice cream idea, isn't a bad idea...actually

Marlita said...

I love those pictures! I loved being pregnant with you and love that our kids have such a great relationship. Thanks for having us over last night.

Anonymous said...

i was curious about the opa and oma - this what we called our dutch grandparents in south africa
lynn

The Urbans said...

Yes, we call them Opa and Oma in honor of our Dutch heritage. :)

Journey to our Ukrainian Angel said...

Okay, I have to ask. Dutch or German heritage? I am Dutch and we call grandparents Oma and Opa.