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The 4th Annual Cousin’s Day

Once upon a time, one sister was blessed with the opportunity to provide childcare for the other sister. The first sister never needed to worry about her children and knew they were well-loved and cared for. The other sister, did not need to leave home in pursuit of another type of paid employment. Oh! The joy they shared 🙂

One sad day, the kids all moved on in different, big-kid, endeavors – like school and stuff and the magical time period ended. But, realizing that it was a very special and exceptional bond that makes people into cousins, there clearly needed a more official way to celebrate the sacred bond that they shared. The sisters deemed the former ‘Columbus Day’ (I never really like him anyway) ‘Cousin’s Day’ and so a tradition began.

Feel free to revisit The 1st Annual, and The 2nd Annual and The 3rd Annual editions of this recurring event. May I now present to you – views from The 4th Annual Cousin’s Day Celebration.

‘Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold
the cousins together.’

~ Woodrow Wilson


3 years ago, Columbus Day turned into a 85-degree beach day on October 10. Watching my kids and their cousins frolic in the surf suddenly reminded me that they were only getting bigger & bigger, busier & busier and that I had better do something about it!!

That is when I deemed Columbus Day – ‘Cousins Day’. I will make it a priority to gather the brood and have some spectacular adventure together every year. This year marked The 3rd Annual Costello Clan Cousins Day.

Visit our 1st Annual Day here. Visit our 2nd Annual Day here.

Here’s what a very good Cousin’s Day looks like.

I love watching them together and watching who pairs up for a conversation and to play.

Good kids, good fun.

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
— John Bowring