Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A Bushel and a Peck and a Barrel and a Heap

I don't think I've ever seen such a pile of cousins in all my life.

We got together with as many of Nathan's siblings and their kids as we possibly could.

It was sheer insanity.

I mean, it was awesome, really, but there was an awful lot of crazy happening in that house.

Getting the kids together for a picture was no easy feat.  There are, at last count, 31 (soon to be 32, any day now) cousins.  This was all but 9 of them.  We pretty much piled them all on a couch and snapped pictures as quickly as we could before half of them dissolved into tears.

 It's not very often that we can even get nearly everyone together at once.

 I think this is the best shot that I got.  There was simply no way to get them all smiling and looking at the camera.  There adorable, bright, unique faces are there and that's about all we can really hope for with such a photo.

My little two are but a drop in the flood, a couple of hooves in the herd, feathers in the flock, goofs in the gaggle.

It's a lot of kids, and I just can't even tell you how fun it was to hug and talk to each one when I haven't seen them in a long time.  I sure wish we could all play together more often!


  1. WOW!! It would be fun to live close by each other! That is an amazing group of babies toddlers and children. Ya'll classify as your own FERTILE community besides the gaggle, hooves, feathers and floods.

  2. I just LOVE the way your littlest man has his thumb in his mouth all the time! Bless him.
    I love your blog too. :-)

  3. Meant to also say, what a lovely big brother Jonah is. Seeing him holding his baby brother makes him look SO grown up.

  4. Oh what fun! My kids have 3 cousins. Boo.

  5. Mine has none! Even bigger Boo. :-(