How could you not love these two? Well I love Connor and Lucas as much as my own children. I would cross heaven and earth for them and I am so happy that I am able to have such a close relationship with them. I know Janelle has blogged about growing up close to our cousins and she loved it and I think that's why we focus on our kids being so close. Rachelle is expecting her first baby and we are due for our family to expand. This past year has been tough on our family and new birth is always a breathe of fresh air. We don't know if she is having a girl or a boy but either way I know I will love them just as much as I do with Connor and Lucas. How much room does one heart have?
Carly has been taking dance for the past year since she was three. Yesterday, her dance academy held it's annual recital. Carly being Carly didn't want to dance. Believe it or not she is really shy during performances. Vickie and I thought it would be a good idea to all go to the recital so Carly could see that it was a fun thing to do. She enjoyed watching her friends dance and they were really cute. She could have done it but I needed to make her. Oh well a lesson learned. She isn't continueing to do dance but will be beginning gymnastics and then soccer at the end of the year. Cole is also going to start soccer next year. Travis and I decided to wait until next summer because this summer we are busy. One more year before practice and games become are focus. After the recital we went to Mexican food and then I stole Connor for the night. The kids LOVE it when he spends the night. We set up a movie theatre with popcorn and they stayed up until 9:00, an hour and a half PAST their bedtime. Which is reminds me of another topic, kids who stay up too late and the parents wonder why their kids are struggling in school or so on. SLEEP is fuel for the brain. When I finally put the kids to bed Connor and Carly were in the same bed and I heard them giggling in there. Cole finally called for me and said "I don't think it's a good idea that those two sleep together, they should be separated" I did separate them until they fell asleep. Too cute.
This morning I heard Cole and Carly calling and talking to Connor about the toys and playing games, when did he get so big.... The moral of the story is that I love my nephews and I will work at having a relationship with them.