Family time on day 81. We went to this crazy place called Wacky Tacky. If you live near Rancho Cordova I highly recommend this place. Wacky Tacky is a place where kids can run around on giant playgrounds with ball pit and air guns to shoot those balls at each other with. SO.MUCH.FUN. The last time we hung out with our cousins it was under rather different circumstances due to the loss of a loved one. Today we celebrated a birthday!
The wee one absolutely loves her little cousin who we celebrated turning 8. She will sometimes sit at home and cry because a few months may have past since we have seen him. This wee child has a huge heart and she wears it on her sleeve. As much as we all laughed today when it was time to leave the wee one wouldn't hug her cousin because she did not want to say goodbye. She hugged me and said she was going to wait until we got to the car to cry because she didn't want to cry in front of her cousin. Sure enough we get to the car and she starts crying because she already misses him. Not having family living near us is hard sometimes. We miss our village of friends who became family. I reminded her in the car how we have to be good each other because it is just the three of us and our love will outlast all loves.
day 81 was thankfully spent with family. Family we love, family we can cry together with, family we can laugh together with.