Day 1: We were celebrating Rachel's birthday at the Heder's house with all the girls. Lots of talking & catching up, Thai food eating, and hot tubbing. It was fantastic to see everyone again and I felt like I was back at home in an instant. Everyone was so sweet to Rachel, although we may have overdone it on the "Bed Rest" scale of things...
Day 2 through 5: Recovering from overdoing it!!
The rest of the week we basically just hung around & covered the basics. Every day visitors and friends would come over to keep Rach company and help entertain the kids. It was a dream to have Chloe and Teya together, they're clearly cousins meant to be by watching how well they play together all day. Even Teya & Ezra got along amazingly when Chloe was out at school. Teya loves that little boy, and Ezra appreciated his special one on one time with his cousin too:)
In the pics below, Teya looks like she belongs in a music video for some emo/punk/rock band where they're always at some old-school-Gothic-emo-masquerade-ball dancing to the sounds of their muse.
The greatest baby-sitter in the world; introducing the Swengie's new playground!! The playground coupled with the "white-trash kiddie pool" (I'm quoting Rachel there) took care of the kids for hours on end. Golden.
I had to document the bushy hair cousins, they both have these georgous long curly locks of hair just fluffing out in the humidity and carefree fun of childhood... or as we called it in the 80's, Wahh-hair!!
A fun moment in the lowering evening sun where the kids when tout-nue, the water and the lighting made for some sweet face shots!!