Monday, July 7, 2008

Cous-union, Etc.

We've had a busy, fun week at the George house. Aunt She-She and Uncle Alan (aka Pedro) came to visit before we all headed up to Dallas for a Cousin Reunion. All 6 cousins on my dad's side got together to celebrate the 4th. It was pretty momentous since most of us hadn't seen each other in 10 years. All except one of us is married now and all but two of us have kids, so there was a lot to catch up on.

I don't have tons of pictures from the reunion itself (Maizie runs toward the camera any time I take it out), but we had fun playing Guitar Hero, Wii Tennis, darts (i almost won), nertz (i won by a whole lot), and Trivial Pursuit. The 7 couslings (1st-cousins-once-removed) all got along and had fun chasing each other around the house. My dad watched Maizie and her closest cousling, Kaden, so we could join the family and watch Wall-E on the 4th. On Saturday, we hit some Dallas tourist spots, like visiting the spot where JFK was killed and going to the free day at the Nasher Sculpture Center. All and all, Maizie did really well, caught sleep where she could and stayed fairly happy. She did win the prize for loudest cousling. Go Maizie!

This was the first day. Maizie wasn't quite sure what to think of Alan yet, but she was immediately taken with She-She. We celebrated my brother's 35th birthday at Schlitterbahn (where we got caught in a downpour), took a road trip to San Antonio to introduce Sheila (who had never been to Texas) to the Alamo and the Riverwalk, and had tons of good barbecue and
Mexican food. It was lots of driving, but Maizie enjoyed playing with her Aunt and Uncle in the
back seat of the car. My brother taught her to put crayons in her ears. My sister-in-law taught her to say "elbow" and "knee" and draw the sun. We're very happy my brother got married.

This little car was the source of quite a bit of frustration for Maizie. I asked her if she could get in the car, and she spent the rest of the weekend trying and then crying when she didn't fit. She kept asking me to please help her get in. It was hilarious and sad at the same time.

Here's Maizie in a patch of Bamboo outside the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas.

Maizie has recently become fascinated with shoes and clothes--such a girl. She is getting particular about what you put on her. On Sunday, she absolutely wouldn't have it any other way than one pink shoe and one brown shoe. I let it slide until we were ready to go out to lunch.

At Babe's Chicken joint in Carollton. Just thought it was a cute picture.

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Wendi said...

Looks like fun! I love the pigtails :)

Scott, Sara, & Sydney Nickson said...

Her pigtails are adorable!

Tanya said...

Maizie has been quite the traveler these days and I definitely love the last pic of her sitting like a big girl.

Bri and Nol said...

Hey! How are y'all doing? I talked to Myra yesterday. I haven't really talked to anyone since we've been home. I miss y'all. I am loving being home but I'm ready to be back in my own house and all. We'll have to get together when we come back...before I have to get a job.