Dh's brother and family are in Melbourne from interstate this week. Our kids adore one another and cousin time is hard to come by when they live so far from one another. In honour of the fact that our kids are all in independent schools and are already on holidays we began the week with breakfast at a cafe. It was local to them, yet an hour from us. By the time we arrived I was getting a tad grumpy about the drive. An hour! First thing in the morning! I'd had an apple to tide me over, but still.
All of us girls ordered waffles with poached pear and this is what arrived on our plates. Had I known I would have shared with one of my girls. As it turned out Mr Busy was the happy vacuum cleaner that got to eat about a whole waffle sans pear. It was absolutely delicious!
Yesterday the six kids jumped on trains and met near the city for a day of exploring the MCG and surrounds. Miss Mischief's public transport anxiety rose to the surface and entertained us all. She was all back pack on and ready to walk out the door a full 45 minutes before they had to leave! Miss Sunshine likened it to a little Preppy getting ready for their first day of school. Anyway once I'd written out all the details, handed over the one MyKi we owned, and some money, she settled a little.
At some point through the day Miss Sunshine got tired of keeping up with the long-legged boy people and snapped this pic, saying "they have such long legs". They're all over 6ft!
I have been in love with the combination of these three boys together all their lives. They are smart and funny and cute and three peas in a pod. They all still give their aunties and uncles and mums and dads hugs, even though they are big teenaged boys. They are polite and respectful and have beautiful gentle hearts. This is teenaged kids at its very best. I adore them.
We're all having dinner tonight. The big, crazy bunch that is Dh's side of the family. I can't wait to see this bunch of cousins together with a couple of the older ones as well. They are completely delightful and entertaining in the best possible way.