Saturday, June 26, 2010

Cousin time!

Luke is cousin-less in Puyallup. He has three cousins who live in Ohio and five who live in Spokane, but none where we live. What a treat this past week for him to spend two and a half days with his 5-year-old cousin, Sam. Uncle Cory and Sam flew from Ohio to Spokane (where Roger's mom and dad live) and so Roger and Luke headed across the mountains to spend a few days with family.

I think Luke enjoyed his cousin time. What do you think?

They had so much fun together. So much fun that one time when Rog asked Luke if he wanted to talk to me on the phone, I heard, "Um, I'm playing with Sam right now." Well, I've been praying for Luke to develop his independence!

On their last night at Grandma and Grandpa's house, Rog held the phone up outside the bedroom so I could hear Luke and Sam talking. I guess they laid on the big bed together for an hour, just making up stories and laughing. Rog called them two little old ladies, they talked so much. It made both our hearts happy to see him connect to his cousin this way.

We are already looking forward to our trip to Ohio!


  1. Cousin time is the best!! I'm so glad Luke has that cousin love. I love the photo of them precious. I hope you guys are having a great weekend!

  2. Jesse that is the sweetest thing ever. The hand holding, laughing, talking, and even his ..."i'm playing with Sam" line! He is getting toooo big!!! What fun! :)

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