I am not sure why it appears that Evans' diaper is about to fall off but it is getting a little bit low on that right side.
Karis could be the model for the tan little girl on the Water Babies sunscreen bottle. Evans could be cast easily in the role of Casper the Friendly Ghost.
I like this picture because it shows just how much bigger Evans is than Karis. That being said, Karis is totally the boss of Evans. She gets what she wants when she wants it basically because all she has to do it take it from Evans, who is a very easy target with his translucent skin. It was pretty funny to watch Evans get dominated by his younger girl cousin when he is so used to getting what he wants. The next few pictures will illustrate Karis' dominance.
I'm not sure what she is doing to him here but it involves a dog leash. This object was the source of a lot of angst as it was decided early on that it was the hot toy to be playing with.
Here is Karis politely joining Evans in the chair.
While secretly plotting to kick him straight out once she settled in next to him. Evans is very concerned that she has his binky although they did both have this color.
Every afternoon we would take a boat ride over to Hall's Boat House for the kids to get a "treat". I'm not sure Evans has ever been into a store before and told he could pick out a treat because while his cousins were all picking out candy and ice cream, Evans returned to me holding a potato. Thankfully he traded in his raw potato for a bag of potato chips and he continued to choose them for the rest of the week. Typically the cousins were all finished with their treats before even leaving the boat house but there were no worries for Karis as she knew Evans was savoring his chips and that he was a sucker.
Below is a picture of Aunt Brittany and Evans. I don't think I need to point out how many floatation devices Evans is wearing. I swear, if Brittany had let him go, he would have still found a way to drown. He could not get the hang of the water wings and his new swimmie unitard didn't really do the trick either.
Here is the bigger picture of everyone in the water.
Y'all see those pink water wings? Umm hmmmm, that is Karis. Just floating and swimming around all by herself while Evans is being supported by three floatation devices and an adult. Pretty funny. I am a firm believer in learning to swim EARLY as I was on the swim team by age 4. Things aren't looking good for this summer so I think I'll focus on the swimming NEXT summer!
Evans with Daddy
Karis, Evans and Old Dad
The first night we were home in the States my dad held him outside while he was watering his plants with a watering can. When Evans discovered this watering can at Lake Rabun he instantly imitated Buddy. Too bad there wasn't really water in the can because he couldn't lift it with water.
We had an awesome time spending time with family while my sister-in-law was in town. It might be like herding cats trying to get everyone together but when we make work, it is worth it. We should probably start trying to plan Christmas time now! Maybe I can toughen Evans up a bit by then. Stay tuned for part two of the 2012 lake adventures!