This was a busy day, and it's hard to pick a single picture -- we went to the American Museum of Natural History, the kids played outside and we went to Benihana. But this pictures makes me laugh right out loud. It is nearly impossible to take a bad picture of this little girl, even when she is covered with chalk (can you tell she had an itchy nose??) and on top of it: a photobombing by Will.
Hiking at South Mountain. The Ellsworths live 15 minutes from this beautiful place and had never been here before. I think they'll definitely be back, because it was so beautiful and peaceful. Except for the part where Matt slipped and fell and sprained his ankle. Oops. I love the contrast in this of the 2 big kids with the 2 little kids.
We were there for a week and of course we didn't try to take a picture of the 5 cousins until moments before we needed to leave, when everyone was well-groomed and in fabulous moods...
The Earleys spent the day at the Liberty Science Center (which is where Joe got his awesome new shirt…). In the evening, a science kit came out, and the boys helped Colin and Hannah with some of the experiments. They did some cool stuff and it kept them busy for quite awhile...
Some of us spent the day shopping, and in the evening Deb and the baby stayed home while the rest of us went to iHop. Colin ordered the Cinnastack pancakes, and his Dad, Mark, and the boys kept trying to distract him so they could steal some. That fork in the background is Will getting ready to grab a bite.
Mark and the boys and I took Chloe for a walk. The boys were throwing the ball around and Chloe and I were just hanging out waiting for them. On the walk back, she fell asleep, so the boys stopped at the house, and Mark and I kept walking around the block. This was a quiet day, didn't do much except enjoy the company and the beautiful weather.
Day two of driving. I thought I took more pictures on the 11th, but this is the only one that turned up between two memory cards, a phone, and an iPod. Ah, to be young and flexible and able to sleep in weird positions.