road trip day 10: cuddling a baby makes everything better

My beautiful sister (only one) is twelve years younger than me, so I have been enjoying her young ones, and especially this little handsome devil. Rocking, diaper changing, snuggling... all in the Auntie Kazzy repertoire.

It was a good day of swimming and BBQing, again, and I enjoyed more time with the extended family. The fireworks at night were very elaborate, as it seems most men on the block spent a small fortune on the "good stuff". The only mishap was when Tom, down the street, lit a multi-fused mortar which tipped over and shot right up against the house across the street, exploding. Nobody was hurt, and no property damage could be seen, so all was well.

A letter from my missionary son capped off a nice day. He is the one on the right, in case you were wondering.

Tomorrow, since my kids are staying at their cousins' for a few days, my parents are taking us to the Blue Ridge Restaurant where we will each eat our own weight in crabs.

Sweet dreams.

7 comments

Joanie | July 5, 2011 at 9:00 AM

That is so true about cuddling a baby makes life wonderful. He is a cutie.

Garden of Egan | July 5, 2011 at 10:03 AM

Cute baby! Fun trip!
Enjoy eating 98 pounds of crabs.
Be sure and take pictures.

Cherie | July 5, 2011 at 10:24 AM

You can sure tell you are sisters - both of you are beautiful!

It sure doesn't get much more fun than playing with a cute little baby. You probably took care of your sister when she was a baby and now you are playing with her babies - Love it!

Crab-sounds-sooooo-yummy!

Melanie Jacobson | July 5, 2011 at 11:59 AM

That is a stinking cute baby.

Connie | July 5, 2011 at 4:10 PM

Seeing fireworks malfunction with no fatalities...a bonus!

Playing with the baby...priceless!

After eating your weight in crab legs, eat just one more for me! Thanks!

Lara | July 5, 2011 at 9:51 PM

I am loving your road trip journalings. And that baby is perfectly adorable!

LisAway | July 6, 2011 at 8:09 AM

Family, power outages AND a baby? Sounds like too much fun to me!