When we got together last month with my mom's cousins, Becky Sue and Bonny and Bonny's daughter Sarah and son Luca, one of the stories they talked about was Bonny's children spending a week of the summer with Becky Sue when they were younger. I've been thinking since then about how I want to see our extended family more often. Homeschooling, and homeschooling year-round like we do, gives us the opportunity to travel during the school year. So the kids and I went this past Tuesday-Friday to stay with Nick's mom in Maryland.
We had a wonderful time visiting. The boys got to play with their cousins, rode their bikes in her driveway for hours, we walked around her neighborhood to see the Halloween decorations, and took a picnic lunch to a beautiful park with ponds and a walking path:
Another highlight of the trip was going to see cousin Abby's soccer game. The boys had a great time watching the game, and we got to meet one of Bev's cousins there.
Alex wanted to see her city, so Thursday we checked out the seasonal farmers market and had lunch downtown. The Canal Museum was disappointingly closed, we'll have to check that out next time. Before we left on Friday we had breakfast with Nick's uncle and aunt. It was a lovely week visiting family, we hope to do it again!