The kids decided to try to swim in the little pond between the houses. It was muddy and gooey and fun with lots of "seaweed" to toss at each other as swamp monsters.
Then they built a raft, which provided hours of fun and then a little floating home for the ducks.
Big Ben got some great driving lessons from his Grandad.
My sis-in-law's mom is a dear friend of mine, too. She moved this summer, so we enjoyed one last swim at her old house.
Several times this summer, I would find the girls all painting on the porch together. What a great way to spend a summer day with cousins.