jon and the jaspernator went down to natchitoches this weekend and despite the fact that she was recovering from an earache (first earache ever for jaz and she made this one count!  let’s talk about something else that doesn’t remind me of a screaming girl and a sleepless night), they had a good visit!

can i do run-on sentences or what?

they left friday night and as i watched them drive away, i experienced the typical motherly response of 70% wishing they had stayed and 40% relishing the fact that i was about to have my house to myself… it didn’t take long before it morphed into a clean 50/50 split – made easier by the fact that jon kept me updated on jaspy’s ear ache and she was clearly having a good time with her gram and pop!

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look at the smile on pop’s face…  i think he’s smiling on the inside though.

jasper lucked out and got some cousin time as well – mark, ila and jackson were down for a visit too and jaz can’t get enough of cousins!  any cousins!  all cousins!  she just likes the cousins…  good thing she has plenty, huh?
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mark walks jasper through a book?  i think.  he looks very professerly here, doesn’t he?

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jackson, jasper lilith and ila make pretty for the camera…  well, the two girls do anyway 🙂

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jasper has fond memories of the tiger book – it’s been a natchitoches staple since gram got it for her when she was not even a “talking toddler” as jasper likes to say.

happy cousin day!