My brother and his family live only about a half an hour away so I get many chances to visit. In the next few weeks, I'm sure we'll have a big birthday party (with pink decorations). My other niece turns 7 mid-February so we often celebrate with one big party. It's always interesting to visit. One time, my 15-year old (13 at the time) came down the stairs with a pink tutu over his shorts and he was wearing a crown and a fairly abashed look on his face. Apparently he had agreed to being a play with the girls not knowing it meant an embarrassing costume. For Christmas, the girls' big gift was a karaoke machine. That was a very loud visit! But I've also gotten to see Irish Dance recitals, piano recitals, pee-wee soccer games and I even stood in as grandma at grandparent's day (sadly, I'm of an age that I could have been grandma) - it's so much fun to have them nearby!