Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Some backtracking on Easter

I was lucky enough to grow up with a plethora of nieces and nephews around. And because I'm so close in age to a few of them, they were more like little brothers and sisters that I never had to share a room with. Turns out, it's a very peculiar thing to watch your nieces and nephews become parents. My oldest niece has three beautiful little ones. And when I think of myself as a great aunt I immediately begin searching for gray hair and pulling back my crows feet. But that's totally another story.
On Easter we got to hang out with the little greats. This one is Zoee, and as you can see this picture was taken just seconds before I gobbled her up completely. There was virtually no trace of her left. She is so delicious and looks pretty much exactly like her mom did as a baby. Minus the chub rolls. We've all been praying for Zoee's chub rolls to arrive.This little man's-man is such a good kid. For as big of a stinker as his mom was, she sure is lucky to have such good little boy. McColeson is so easy to please and will gladly follow his big sis around and do whatever she says, including playing dress-ups. We anticipate that this will not always be the case. Nonetheless, the scrape on his cheek, the dried runny nose, and the dirty shirt are all good signs of a hard days play at the park. And the leader of the pack, Gabbi, knows just what it means to be a big sister and does not miss an opportunity to let her siblings know that. She's the sweetest little thing you'll ever meet and can melt your heart from across the room. Just don't ask her to leave the park before she is ready, because you do not want to witness the meltdown that will inevitably ensue. I'm so glad that BD took these pictures on Easter because I opted not to go to the park that day and stayed back to throw coconut around Brook's kitchen, some of which landed on this bunny cake. Along with a carrot (?) and an unfortunate amount of M&M's, all of which I can not take credit for.With all that going on back at the house, I was sad to have missed my amazing niece Shelby's acrobatics at the park. She can flip her body in ways that my middle finger is not capable of. And that's a good thing.Thanks for letting me gush about my fam!

9 comments:

wjcr said...

Cute kids! glad you enjoyed easter! :)

Munchkin said...

Very cute kids. Looks like you have had a fun spring.

Alex Thomas said...

Great pictures. Beautiful kids.

Two Wheeler said...

I just love Spring Time! G, we need to get these pics to Marley, Shelby and the rest of them.

gina bina said...

That's your job two wheeler!

C*K*J said...

Love it! Family is the best!
(and cake is a close second)

Lacy said...

You are going to be such a cute mom.

Shauna said...

it's so fun to catch a glimpse into Cassie's family--such a cute family. Looks like you had a fun Easter.

Wildings said...

Crazy that your nieces kids are that old! Super cute!