Returning to Spokane….
On the Saturday of our Spokane trip, a few days after Christmas Day, we had a Cousins Christmas Party.
I am lucky that in my “real” family I grew up with cousins around. On my dad’s side of the family I have cousins that live nearby but are slightly older then me. On my mom’s side I have cousins my same age, but we live all across the country and only saw each other once a year. I never had cousins that were my same age and grade, however these cousins get both! Cousins their age that live close by! How cool is that?
The cousins come in packs…three to be exact – five that fall in the 7-9 age category, four in the five year old age and four who are between 0-3. THIRTEEN cousins all between 8 months old and 9 years old! That is just too cool!
Anyway, back to the day of the party…..
Each cousin had a Secret Santa they bought for and it was at the party that the gifts were given out! However, before the gift exchange we had some fun. One fun thing that was done was an impromptu game of Musical Chairs! The kids thought this was a BLAST!!
Paige (bottom left) was the big winner of round one and Kaden (bottom right) won round two! Both were super excited and proud of themselves for outlasting twelve other contestants!
While the kids went round and round I got to do my favorite thing in the world….be bossy and loud! I got the job of running the music and coordinating the game! However, I was nice and once a kid went out, I let them control the power [music]. Not only was this fun for the kids, but it also helped boost enjoyment for the kid who went out the previous round! Win, Win!
After two rounds of Musical Chairs it was time for the main event…PRESENTS! The gifts were a hit for everyone!
…and of course there were plenty of photo-ops!
Another fun day! Stay tuned for more Spokane fun!