Over Thanksgiving, Andy and I drove down to visit my sister, Sarah, in Greenville, South Carolina. It was a-mazing! We ate more good food than you probably should in a week’s worth of time, played lots of games (wo-hooo Tobago!), and got to spend lots of time loving on our beautiful, adorable, snuggly, book-loving nephew, Ryan!
It was so funny—Andy and I got in late on a Tuesday night after Ryan had already gone to bed, so I had to wait until the next morning to scoop up that little boy and give him kisses and hugs. However, when I surprised Ryan the next morning while he was playing, instead of running to me in all smiles, he turned around and toddled as quickly as he could over to Sarah all the while saying, “mom-ma, Mom-ma, MOm-ma, MOM-ma, MOM-Ma, MOM-MA!” You had to hear his voice—it was hilarious! It sounded like he was sounding an alarm that there was a stranger in the house! But, not to worry, by the time Andy and I left, Ryan and I were snuggle-buddies! And now, he calls and leaves me voicemails in his sweet little voice!
And to start off the fun—a little old-school photo goodness!
Sister love, circa 1988. Hair nets and aprons, ba-by!
We read books.
We ate gelato. Mmmmmmmm.
We woke up with sleepy-hair.
We played with rolling pins—in the living room.
We snuggled and watched football.
We pretended it was Halloween again and dressed up as dino.
We ran and played.
We went Christmas tree hunting.
And we walked and ran and played some more!
We roared like lions.
^This was too funny. There was a Lion King sign in the background and Ryan saw it and started ‘roaring!’
And we loved!