The kids are growing up; both Caelen and Ahlyssa are tall and slender. Both of them are taller than me (but I'm only 5'2", so that's not hard to do). Lily and Jacob have grown, too, but not as obviously as the older two.
They have spent lots of time in the pool so far. I asked if there was anything special they would like to do while they are here, but they are only interested in swimming right now.
Of course Reece and the little girls are thrilled to have their cousins here. When Reece woke up this morning, the first thing he said was, "I have to go see if my friends are up."
I was outside most of the day, watching them in the pool. It was amazing to see 7 of them in the pool (Gina was in her little Jenny Jump-up, hanging on the grape arbor). The older kids are so wonderful with the little ones. They all had a ball and were worn out yesterday and today.
Josh and the guys grilled chicken, bratwurst and riblets for dinner tonight. Cyrise made rice and mixed cauliflower and broccoli, and I baked a Marie Callendar razzleberry pie. Everything was delicious. Last night we gave the kids hot dogs, and the rest of us had food from our favorite Thai place. Tomorrow they are planning to have kalbi, which we have every time Jason comes to visit. :o)
Kelly is coming to see everyone tomorrow, too. I'm looking forward to having all three of our children here, at least for a few hours.
It's been a long day and I am tired, but I am going to bed feeling very happy.