This was the first time we were all together with six kids, all of whom were out of the womb. Wow! It was refreshing to be around the family we learned to parent alongside with. We like the same foods, bibs, toys, midwives, doctors, blogs, hobbies that we don't have time for, and potential future cities. The kids picked up right where they left up and chased each other around like old times.
There were so many combinations of kids. Nine, actually, Mike informed us. Including Jack/Amalia, the first borns. Brinnly/Jack, the chatty, 3-year-olds armed with stuffed animals. Brinnly/Abigail, the higher-maintenance middles with a strong dislike for baby-sitters and bottles when younger. Abigail/Carrigan, the blondies. Carrigan/Iris, the sweetheart babes. Maybe someday we will actually take pictures that include the CMU-alum dads and the running, blogging, knitting moms.