Our summer tradition of having cousin George come visit took an even more exciting turn when Lily came too! These cute cousins had such a fun time together.
Melissa and Courtney made the drive up to bring the kids and stayed long enough on Sunday morning to come to church before they took off. Court borrowed my striped dress and made it look even cuter than ever! The rest of the day was spent working on a puzzle, watching church videos, and reading.
Monday morning, bright and early, these four headed for science camp! I pulled a few favors as a previous employee so my boys could sign up - Will was SO excited as a first time attendee, and especially to have Lily in his group.
Most of the week was spent at camp but we fit in lots once they got home everyday: George introduced Clyde to 'Dude Perfect' and the boys worked on trick shots all week, lots of reading, decent amount of video games, and lots of cousins double-teaming chores :).
George challenged us to some tennis, which was way fun. He and I ended up victorious over Chuck and Clyde; I think it was our bright color scheme.
OH, and plenty of time was spent out on the trampoline. Here are Will and Lily and Jack playing the shoe game... which is how my shoes are always untied ;).
Six kids sounds crazy overwhelming in general, but honestly, Lily and George are dream guests. Super sweet and polite and helpful and just genuinely awesome kids. And very patient with their dorky aunt, ha!
Chuck and I dropped off the wee kids at my mama's and headed to the school for our grand tour that afternoon! The favorite 'class' is where the kids take apart an old/broken appliance and then put it back together as a new invention.
George was a junior counselor and got recognized for his excellent work with the youngest group of campers.
The kids took us around to all their classrooms and I made them each pose for a picture with their counselor. We got an excellent report that Clyde was an awesome camper and was always there when his counselor needed a helper ;).
And then it was time to blow that popsicle joint! A phrase that I don't really understand and rarely user but it seemed like a solid choice there. We picked up the other kids and headed to the library:
The rest of the weekend passed quick and then Sunday brought Melissa and Mallory this time (who actually did a decent amount of the driving!!!) to retrieve George and Lily.
Quick niece/sister-in-law selfie. I loooove these two.
I gathered the six kids for a quick photo shoot that Carma was really not in the mood for:
buuuut it makes me laugh! COME BACK LILY AND GEORGE! WE MIIIIISS YOU!! xoxoxoxox!