Family VisitPosted: August 2, 2012
The other day, I had a blast—my brother came and visited, along with my two nephews and his girlfriend. I haven’t seen them in over 2 years so it was a visit well worth it. I love my family and as of right now, I really love his girlfriend (who I hadn’t ever met). As weird as this will sound, she gave me back my brother. His previous girlfriend was okay but didn’t suit him and he just wasn’t who I remembered. He was someone I loved but didn’t like much. After this visit, I was extremely happy to say I like him as well.
We took them out to my future in-laws so that they could meet them and so the boys could go swimming. It’s, of course, hot out here and we figured that after being in a car for a while, they’d enjoy it. The youngest one was more hesitant in opening up but boy, when he did, he jabbered on and on. I went into the pool with them as they didn’t have floaties and there is no shallow end to this pool. They stood on the ladder and showed me how to cannonball really big (their words). It was good because while the oldest one can swim a little, the youngest can’t so it showed his trust in me—he knew I’d be there and help him out.
After that, we ate hot dogs and burgers and ice cream. The youngest one wanted more ice cream and when daddy said no, it mysteriously refilled itself. I have no idea how the ice cream transported itself from my bowl to his. His face was priceless when I tapped him on the shoulder and showed it to him. My brother’s face was also priceless but for a different reason. Hey, I’m the aunt and can spoil as I see fit, right? We ran after that—many times and in circles. Strangely enough, I lost every single race to them.
The next morning, the boys had some yummy donuts that we made sure to buy for them. We played in the house for a little bit but ultimately, decided to go to the park for a half hour. I knew they were going to have to get in the car and leave so I figured the park would be fun—they could run some energy off and of course, run the donuts off! There was one sour note and that was in finding out that their mother is telling everyone that I just no longer call them. Which is sad as I tried to call weekly or biweekly–but after getting voicemail almost everytime and no call backs, it was hard. Especially when she would say “I didn’t get your message” when she did answer. But I kept calling for the most part and sent cards on her birthday, Mother’s Day and Christmas and will continue to do so. Karma will get me back, right?
We had some good pictures afterwards and I had a lot of fun with them. I’m glad it won’t be two years until they come out again as they are going to be here for the wedding. They will actually be the ring bearers—I decided on both of them as I couldn’t pick one over the other. They are extremely close and I don’t want to play favorites with them.
And not a lot of money was spent—we added the cost of the food and juice that I bought for them into our grocery bill and I had bubbles for free. The park was also free as was the swimming. I love little kids as they are so easy to entertain! Plus the amounts of hugs, kisses and I love you, Aunt B’s were priceless!