Monday, December 17, 2012

A thankful me - 45

Monday is here for all to cheer, let’s get a little excited, everyone! This time next Monday, we’ll be celebrating Christmas Eve and that alone has me happy today.

I had such a wonderful weekend with my family. I made an impromptu trip to see them, and as always, I’m so glad I did. I got to eat delicious food cooked by my mom (best cook I know) and went on a little Auntie/niece lunch date with my sister’s oldest daughter, and everything about it was perfect.

It’s always nice when they still like you afterward. Maybe its just me being kid-less and all, but I get a little nervous that I won’t have anything to talk about with them (them being kids) and that my ‘I have no kids’ personality will come out when they do something that is totally kid that would normally totally creep me out.

I’m happy to report that the conversation flowed the whole time..she’s my sister’s kid, they’re very good talkers, and her dunking her whole hand in her water to grab her lemon wedge so she can squeeze it, didn’t phase me at all. In fact, I just sat back and watched and handed her a napkin silently after she was done.

I feel that’s what an Auntie is all about. Letting them do those things that Mom and Dad would get on them for. I hope to do more Auntie dates with my nieces and nephews. Maybe turn it into a little tradition when I’m there visiting. And since I have no imagination when it comes to doing things with kids, maybe I’ll keep with going to Panera Bread first..

Followed by a hot cocoa (with caramel) at Starbucks.

She seemed to love it.

Makes me so grateful I’m in a position to see all of them and spend time with my family. I love them all and can’t imagine not having them around.

If you have nieces and nephews, do you go out with them one on one?
- when I pop kids out, I think this is something I definitely want to do with them. Mommy dates. In the meantime, I’ll stick with Auntie dates.

How did your weekend turn out?

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Natalie said...

Aww! She's a cutie! Glad you had a fun weekend with her =)

The Heart Of A Woman said...

She is adorable! My nephew is only two but I let him get away with things 😄

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Aww my nieces and nephews are some of my favorite little people! :)

brittany kyte created. said...

I only just became an Auntie a little over a month ago. Needless to say, baby is too young for dates but I intend on doing the same! I think it is such a privilege to be an Aunt!

Jennifer Blair said...

Aw, I can't wait to have little nieces and nephews! :) Christmas is so much more fun when there are littles around! :)

Megan said...

She is precious!! I can't wait to celebrate with family at Christmas. We don't get together enough!

My-cliffnotes said...

Panera and cocoa great picks Auntie Em!

arielle elise. said...

Cute, cute!! :) Looks like you two had a good time! I have many years before I have nieces and nephews but I can imagine it being fun! Have a blessed week!

LeAnna said...

She is so pretty! Love that last pic, you're such a sweet Auntie. I'm kind of sad I didn't get to experience being an Aunt before having kids. I mean, B's bro's had kids, but I don't think they even think of me as an Aunt, because they were so old by the time I came around. They don't call me Aunt or anything. I hope I'm not totally burnt out when my siblings have them. I think I'll be fine, I'll probably be done having babies myself, so it will be fun to love on theirs and send them home. ;)


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