Aunt Kate and Noah were not the only relatives to spend time with Vivi while I was incapacitated! Aunt Maria, Uncle Paul, Eva, and Charlie swung into town to celebrate Eva's birthday! Eva turned 5 this year, which totally blows my mind. I can't believe my beautiful little god-daughter is already 5! Wowza.
Of course, the cousin visit involved the requisite zoo visit as well.
And the requisite turtle photo. Eva, at least, takes a nice photo, as opposed to Vivi O'Shock and Noah the Mad Finger-Nibbler.
Vivi also got to RIDE A HORSE ALL BY HER SELF.
We heard about this a lot. For the next week or so. It was a white horse. She remembered. She rode all by herself. And pointed this out quite a bit in her recollections.
She also recovered from her butterfly fears from earlier in the summer.
This may be one of my favorite photos from the entire summer, actually.
And found time for more cousin pictures.
Why is it that a group of children will never look in the same direction at the same time? Why? This would have been perfect except for Little Miss Scowl.
...and we were still grumpy on the train.
Thoughts as to why Vivi refuses to take a HAPPY train photo? Many. Thanks to my sisters for helping out with home girl? Many as well! And, I promise, that concludes our zoo photos for the year. Next year? OMAHA!