I love the thought that all these little children will grow up together. I especially like the fact that little Nicholas will grow up with his family - first cousins, first cousins once removed, second cousins, aunts, uncles and great aunts. So many family members! Growing up without extended family members and grandparents near by, this is something I really want my children to be able to have in their lives - the friendship of cousins and the love of grandparents.
In fact, in the last week Nicholas has been to two play dates, one with family and the other with friends who are just as close as family. Nicholas slept through most of it, both times, but it was fun. It is so nice spending time with friends who have children and are going through the same things as me. It is comforting to know I am not alone during this challenging and changing time in my life :)
Nicholas with his cousins Ryan (2 years) and Evelyn (13 weeks).