Friday, June 08, 2007

Kelyn, Samual, and Isaac's visit to CT

"Sisters is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship."
Margaret Meed

I found this quote about sisters and liked it. Kelyn and I had quite the laugh as we read through my 6th grade journal one day while she was here. That was the year I thought for sure that my parents loved her more than me. The year she got away with everything and I got blamed for everything. =)Or so I thought. On one page I had a picture of a cat and then a sign underneath that said "Sister and cat Lost. $10 reward for the CAT." I found this other quote that explains the journal.

"If you don't understand how a woman could both love her sister dearly and want to wring her neck at the same time, then you were probably an only child."
Linda Sunshine

I loved her dearly but felt compelled to write only when I wanted to wring her neck. =) It was fun to laugh about old times. I'm so grateful for her friendship and definitely don't feel the desire to wring her neck like I did when I was 12.

We had such a fun 10 days! We were without a car so we did A LOT of walking. It was great! We walked all over the place and took advantage of the park behind my house. We did a little garbage picking and found a nice little booster seat on one of our walks. The kids got along great. We learned really fast to keep the bathroom door shut. One day we found Isaac IN the toilet - foot down the hole!! NICE! The toilet is his new favorite toy. Towards the end they were all starting to get tired of each other. Keslie got busted for hitting several times. Isaac fell off the jungle gym at the park and got a HUGE gash on his lip! That was pretty traumatic. At nights and during naps we played lots of Hand and Foot and Settlers of Catan. We managed to get a little tag selling in after my race. We borrowed my friend's van on Monday so that we could go to the beach but it ended up raining all day! Such a bummer! We ended up going to the mall and riding the carousel. And then the end came WAY TOO FAST! I always feel so sad when her visits are over. I'm so glad that she came out again. It's so fun for me to have visitors here in CT and to show off where we live and our home. I love Kelyn and her boys so much. Samuel and Isaac are so cute and getting so big! Anika and Samuel had a blast wearing their "capes" and flying off the couches. I'm glad that they were able to bond! I didn't take nearly enough pictures. I got some of them playing in the sprinklers and some of us on our walks.

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3 Paynes said...

I love your quote about sisters. I am still waiting for the strongest relationship part with my sis, but we are def. competetive! How fun to have Kelyn and the kidos come see you guys!

Choate Family said...

Oh my heck! I can't believe I babysat you and Kelyn!! Now Kensi was the wild child . . . which definitely we know where that came from! :) I remember she had a fascination with her belly button one of the nights I was over and I thought it was freakin hilarious.