melissa arrived sunday afternoon and headed straight over to ellis with emma and eliza.   it’s been wonderful, to put it mildly, having them here…

the younger carnahan sister visited monday; the elder had been by in june…
the cousins were glad to be together again
jesska brought over the twins for lunch on tuesday…

the cousins made some more sweet art…
…with some help from pawpaw
aunt donna brought her granddaughters berkeley & briley…
eliza loved berk & bri…
group hug…

they’ll leave tomorrow morning, driving up to chicago to pick up mel’s friend and head back to nyc.  any chance we have to be together is welcome… and thanks to all who visited.  michael is working long hours, but jess *my daughter-in-law* was her usual helpful self as the girls had a “play-all-day-day” today…  lovelovelove…