In continuing on with our series on "fun things in America," I would definitely have to include our cousins.  This is actually a huge highlight of our time in the States.  As many of you know, Toby was born during our year in France, so most people hadn't met him before our return in April (just after his 2nd birthday).  AND Eric's three sisters all had kids around the same time as Toby...and were all expecting another round just after our return.  Wowza!  So as of a few weeks ago, the kids are now part of an 11 grandkid family, and Maggie is the oldest.  It has been so fun to spend time with all these little ones and get to know them.  Each cousin has an "age mate" (also matched for gender) so they are hopefully making life long friendships.  Holidays just got a little bit crazier...but also a lot more fun. :)

Maggie and Sierra
Ben and Liam

Toby and Wyatt
Toby and Lily

The "2013-ers" 

Mimi and Bapa, Great-Grammy and Great-Papa