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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Cousins

We've been having fun with family visiting this week. P. B. Bear is especially happy to have his four-year-old cousin, Ethan, here. Nothing like a live-in playdate!


Ethan taught P. B. Bear to play hide-and-seek. Neither boy figured out that hiding next to a barking dog isn't a particularly effective strategy. And yes, Ethan is from Texas. Was it the Longhorn jersey that gave it away?


Yesterday we took the boys to the Crayola Factory. I always thought it was the actual crayon factory. That turns out not to be the case. Although the real factory is also in Easton, PA, the Crayola Factory is more of a kids' museum that centers around arts and crafts for the children. But the boys had fun with the activities, and I can't complain about art projects that don't necessitate parental clean-up.


I love this product the boys are playing with in the above two pictures. Liam hates Play-Doh, so I was sure he'd hate Model Magic as well. It turns out this stuff is not sticky, and it smells better than Play-Doh. Also, if you role it into a ball, it bounces! How cool is that? What will those clever polymer chemists think of next?


Nothing like an indoor sidewalk for scribbling your alphabet.


"Hey, Gran-Gran, can I stay here with you and Ethan all day until tomorrow?"

As you can see, both boys had the time of their lives. Unfortunately, today was the last day of their visit. Ethan and his mom, Janet, had to fly home tonight. I wish there was some way to shorten the distance between New Jersey and Texas. Hopefully we'll be able to get the family together again soon. In the meantime, we're consoling P. B. Bear with the fact that Gran-Gran is still in town, and will be through the beginning of the week.

2 Comments:

  • Hi Liesl,

    I love the pictures and your commentary on the visit. Ethan told all of his friends at school about his cousin, Liam, aka P.B. Bear. We definitely need to get the boys together more often. Enjoy the rest of Gran Gran's visit.

    Love,
    Janet

    By Anonymous Janet, at Thursday, October 12, 2006 9:28:00 PM  

  • Model Magic bounces when you roll it up in a ball? My kids have been playing with this stuff for years now and I just find this out? Typical. :-)

    I love the pictures! Sounds like Liam had a great time; I know our kids are thrilled whenever they have a chance to visit with their cousins. And usually a few games of hide and go seek are played. Must be a "cousins" thing.

    By Blogger Dana, at Tuesday, October 17, 2006 8:02:00 AM  

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