Sunday, June 10, 2007
We are lucky enough to have Amber until Thursday. And Trenten came to spend the day with us Saturday too! He and Amber spent most of the afternoon swimming in the pool and playing on the swing set. They get along quite well in spite of the age difference of 6 years between them. They are cousins, not by blood but through marriage. When hubby and I married 17 years ago, we told all five of the kids that there were no step brothers or sisters; the only steps we had were the ones that took us to a different level in the house. The kids accepted that and to this day never refer to each other as step-siblings! And we have never referred to them as step-children either. So, the cousins don't know any difference. As Amber said at dinner the other night...."we're just one big HAPPY family!"