The Adventure Starts Here: Cousins | It's The Little Things

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Cousins | It's The Little Things

"Cousins are usually the first friends we have as children.  No one will ever understand your crazy family like your cousins do even if you haven't talked in a while."  (Pinterest quote)

I was never close to my cousins.  My brothers and I were the youngest cousins by far.  We had two cousins close in age, but they lived in Quebec and spoke French (made it harder to communicate as a child).  Also, we moved to the States when I was 6 and the rest if our extended family was in Canada.  As a result we only saw them maybe once a year if that.  I had friends who were so close with their cousins.  It was as if they had extra siblings!  Chris grew up close to all his cousins but he's a good 10-15 years older than the majority of them.  

Noah only has one set of cousins, my brother's 3 kids.  Kaitlyn is 6 1/2, Matthew is 3 1/2, and Aidan is 21 months (born just one week before Noah).  I love that Noah has cousins that are close to him in age.  While I would love it if they lived closer, at least it's only a 3 1/2 hour drive.  We get together for holidays and try to plan visits in the summers.  This past weekend I really saw a friendship forming between Noah and his cousins and I'm excited to see it grow in years to come!  

Noah lives a pretty quiet life.  We have lots of play dates, but they are always with kids his own age.  He loved watching the older kids play!  Kaitlyn was great with Noah and he loved following her around.  Noah loved playing with Matthew... they have very similar personalities and both LOVE trucks!  Noah and Aidan didn't really play much together, but I think that will change as they get older.  

^^^  the boys wearing matching outfits!  Believe it or not we did not plan this!  We showed up to dinner and saw that they were dressed exactly the same.  I guess this is what happens when Grandma buys all your clothes!

^^^ Kaitlyn trying to corral all the boys ;)

It's always fun to look back, so here's some past cousin shots!  My parents have some good looking grand kids if you ask me ;)

Christmas Morning 2013

Christmas Eve 2013

July 2013

February 2013

Make sure to stop by Jess and Ashley's blogs for the link up!  


  1. Those pictures of the cousins together are adorable! I was close to my cousins growing up either, but Liam sure loves his! Especially one in particular; they are best friends!

  2. aww I love the cousin pics! Those are super sweet, esp Christmas morning. I was close to my cousins growing up, but Aria's are all so far away it is a bummer we can't get them together more. And, she's only met the one. So many more to play with!

  3. Aww!! All the photo's are so sweet, I was SO close with my cousins growing up and I really want Scarlett to have that. I wish we lived closer to family... maybe one day :) Noah is getting so BIG, holy smokes, looks like he grew over night!

    This post makes me super excited for our cruise!


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