We recently spent a couple of weeks in Virginia visiting family. This was the first time the kids have cried because they were really sad to leave their cousins. My SIL thought of the idea to use Skype to keep in touch. We’ve used it a few times and the kids love it. They get so excited when we are getting connected. When talking to their cousins, they usually show each other their stuffed animals, and talk about what they have been up to that day. We even took our cousins on a trip though the house using my laptop cam. It has been fun!