One of my favorite children's books is The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant. There is never a dull moment when we all get together. Visiting, eating, laughing. Wedgies, music, pranks. Wiscombes were here to see their first grandchild (baby of beloved babysitter, Tiff), so we got the Hulets, Bears (that's mom & Doug), Andersons, and more Wiscombes together for a BBQ at the park. As in the story, our house was too quiet, too roomy, and too boring after everyone packed up their things and went home.Dana, Mindy, Bart, Evan, and SueJaid, Gma Shen with Layton, Tiff, and SueGippy (Regan), Jaid, and ChandlerMe, Dana and SueBart, Evan, Shawn, Jeff & JillHannah looking through old yearbooks....noticing how cool we were back in the day.Whitney and Braden entertaining us with their amazing musical abilities!Parker getting a much needed wedgie from Uncle Lenny while mom's husband Doug observes another comical moment in the lives of this crazy family he married into! (Good thing he loves mom so much!)Aunt Sue torturing Abby with hugs and kisses!Braden and Whitney have been close cousins since infants. From scooting around in walkers with "sickles" to driving around campus with ipods! Braden is getting his mission papers ready while Whitney is finishing up classes to start the education program in August. They grew up way too fast!
Sydney and Abby being silly teenagers!