We got to see Mason's cousins, Will & Natalie, a few times while they were home from Haiti for about 3 weeks. After the earthquake hit, my brother and his wife thought it best for them to come back to the States for awhile while they figured out how things would work in Haiti. It wasn't the reason we wanted them to come back, but it was so good to see them!
My brother & sister-in-law came back last week to pick up the kids and have some meetings. It was so great to see them too, even though their stay felt much too short as they were here less than a week. We got to spend an evening with my whole family at my parents' house, and they spent Tuesday afternoon with Brent, Mason and me at our house before they left to head back on Wednesday. Mason absolutely loved having Will & Natalie here to play. Big kids are the best as it is, and when they are cousins that you haven't seen for a long time, even better! they had such a great time, and I even let Mason skip his nap that day to enjoy it.
Thankfully they made it safely back to Haiti on Thursday. The visit was too short, but we'll take what we can get! It is amazing how good it feels to see them in person and have conversations face to face. I am really glad that Mason got to see them all, too. I think he needed a little reminder. Now he has been talking about Aunt Stacey and about how Will & Natalie are from Haiti, and he was really excited to see them on Skype today. They plan to be back for a few weeks again this summer. Think the snow will be melted by then?! As I told Stacey about our next impending snowstorm this morning, she bragged about her short-sleeved t-shirt and capris--how rude! :)