Monday, August 17, 2009

Cousins who couldn’t be cooler

 

Picture 080 (Landon, Gabe, Austin, Garrett, with Dawson laying on their laps)

Maybe this is normal.  Maybe this is how families are.  Maybe I shouldn’t be so charmed and surprised and overjoyed.

But I think it’s a little bit special, what goes on with Gabe and his much older cousins.

Austin and Landon live by us.  Dawson lives in Utah.  They are between 2 and 5 years older than Gabe.  Austin and Landon include Gabe in so much.  They invite him over for sleepovers and night games.  They come over when he wants to play board games or go for bike rides.  They never act annoyed or bugged and they are such GOOD boys, GREAT examples, that I am thrilled.

And when we are all together, like in the picture above, and there are more older cousins, they continue to include Gabe in everything.  He loves to be with them and they never leave him out.

Here’s to amazing cousins, obviously GREAT parenting by aunts and uncles and breathing easy because my son has role models and friends that are cool and kind.

11 comments:

Tristan said...

That is so awesome!

My brothers' kids and my sister's boys are really great with my kids. And most of them are 3-10 years older than my girls. It is really cute!

kiley said...

Aren't they the BEST?!!! Jarom and I are always amazed at how kind and considerate they are with our kids! We are so glad to have them as cousins too. Such great examples!

Kara said...

Reading this I just realized that I totally called Gabe Seth at church yesterday. It explains the look he gave me.

My boys have older cousins in UT and they are also so great to them. Patient, kind and inclusive. It's great that you have family so close to interact frequently with.

Melvin said...

Awesome picture...
thanks for sharing....

___________________
Melvin
Loans in a low rate and we make it easy to repay it too

Anisa said...

My Brenner has older cousins like that too. I think Dawson kind of looks like a mini Ryan... is he related to Ryan?

Lauren in GA said...

I wish Melvin could find some great cousins...he needs some.

Okay, just kidding...

Seriously, I think that is so wonderful. Evan is the oldest of the cousins and I hope and pray that he is everything you described about these older boys, a great example and kind.

Ilene said...

Cousins are the best. Jackson's 11 year-old cousin will play light sabers with him for hours. Of course he is Jackson's hero.

Ilene said...

By the way, I'm trying to convince Dan to do the Couer d'Alene triathalon next year. Get Ryan to do it and we can chat it up in between their transition sites.

elizabeth scott said...

Cousins are so much fun! We are so blessed! Can you believe my kids have almost 60 cousins! If you count both sides of our families! That is so many blessings! I look forward to watching these cousins grow up together, get jobs (can you see them all selling pest control during the summers with funny uncle Greg?)Sending them all off on missions and then to college! Maybe even together? Then being in the temple to watch this big circle repeat again! Jessica I am soo blessed to be in your family circle!

J'net said...

Cousins living close to each other and loving life together is what it's all about growing up!!

Anonymous said...

what is generic viagra purchase viagra viagra benefits viagra jelly herbal viagra buy viagra now viagra from india does viagra really work viagra free trial viagra attorneys viagra for cheap sample of viagra india viagra cialis vicodin buying viagra online in britain