I must say, each time we gather with Theo's siblings, especially lately, I am always struck by the contrast of gathering with the Ross crowd. On the Martin side, our kids are the "older" cousins. All of Theo's siblings started their families pretty much around the time we were done having kids. It is fun to see our boys take care of the little ones. I admit, it is also nice to be the one with kids that don't throw tantrums anymore, need diaper changes, naps, or any of that other good stuff. We are loving the stage that our boys are in!
One of the most challenging parts of the visit was the weather. Colorado in the winter can be chilly, and we were not disappointed in that regard. The kids had to stay in most of the time, and with such a large bunch of excited boys, it was not always easy to keep them entertained. Lots of good food and our boys' willingness to wrangle the rascals was awesome.
We had a lot of fun shopping for Christmas gifts for all the little cousins. We decided to get them all masks of different superheroes. Here I am modeling the Hulk in Target. Haha.
Here are all of the boys and their wives, from left to right: Tim and Anne, Donny and Ellie, Shaun and Melissa, and Theo and I.
We gathered in for another group shot to include cute little Isabelle, the only girl in the crew, and Drake. Poor Drake got a stomach bug while we were there and spent about a day and a half just laying on the couch feeling pretty crummy.
Isabelle tried on Theo's new boots, and she did not want to take them off!