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Weekend With Will
I spent a quiet weekend with my sister, my brother and his wife, and their baby. My nephew is now 4 months old. It's cool to be an aunt. He's a really cute baby....alert, interested in the world, and happy.

We didn't do much. Went for some walks, had some good meals, talked, laughed, and admired the baby. Took a bunch of pictures. I wish it wasn't a 5-hour drive to visit them, because I don't do it often enough.

His mom has decided that he really likes the song My Favorite Things. (I'm not sure why she thinks this, since I haven't noticed any particular excitement in him when it's sung, but he does seem to like music in general.) At one point I was holding him, and my sister was trying to take a picture with him smiling. For some reason he is camera-shy. He'll be all bubbling and happy and grinning, then as soon as I pull out my camera it all disappears.

So there I was, holding the stoic baby in front of the camera. His mom and dad started making faces at him, calling his name, trying to get him to look toward the camera and smile. "Sing My Favorite Things for him," his mom told his dad. So my brother started singing, but he stumbled over the words to the second line. Well. Who doesn't love singing The Sound of Music? So we all joined in enthusiastically, standing there crammed in the baby's little bedroom. I started swinging Will in rhythm with the music, even seizing his little hand and holding it aloft during the dramatic conclusion, and we were all laughing.

All except for the baby, that is, who mostly looked very puzzled by the whole experience. (You could see on his face, he was thinking in baby-talk, "My family is a bunch of freaks!") "Well, at least we enjoyed ourselves," said my brother.

Today is less than fun: I have a cold. I started feeling sick saturday night. I hope I didn't get the baby sick. His mom also started to feel like she was coming down with something. This is good (in a way), because if baby does get sick we can blame it on his mom, not me.
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ktlove3 From: ktlove3 Date: May 19th, 2003 08:42 am (UTC) (Link)
it's good to be an aunt, huh? :-)

i'm glad you had a good time!

-katherine
renniekins From: renniekins Date: May 19th, 2003 08:52 am (UTC) (Link)

Yep

Yeah, it's pretty neat....thanks!!

(:
cannibal From: cannibal Date: May 19th, 2003 01:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad you mentioned the movie, because I thought you were talking about some pop song I hadn't heard of. Sounds like a really fun time, there! Glad you're back, get healthy, tell me if you want me to pick up juice etc for you tonight!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: May 19th, 2003 02:29 pm (UTC) (Link)

Raindrops on roses....

It was fun silliness. Thanks. (: I didn't have a lot to do at work today, so I went home around 2:30. Took a nice nap.
cannibal From: cannibal Date: May 19th, 2003 09:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
yayness. I fixed my implementation plan version at work, sweet dreams.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: May 20th, 2003 08:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Glad you got everything done, hope you got some rest, and more tonight.

I took a sleeping pill and slept quite soundly last night, which was good.
cannibal From: cannibal Date: May 20th, 2003 09:36 am (UTC) (Link)
Yay, hope you're feeling better!
cathrynclaire From: cathrynclaire Date: May 19th, 2003 03:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love being an auntie. It's really great when they get older and you can feed them pixie stix and then send them home. :)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: May 20th, 2003 08:15 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes, I'm looking forward to that! Already I can do the "Oh, he's crying, here you can have him back..."
joline From: joline Date: May 28th, 2003 12:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

this is totally unrelated but i HAD to tell you:

oh my gosh! i just did a Google Image Search for baby doll and the first two images to come up?

were YOU!!


did you know that that happens?

it felt totally bizarre, to be looking for baby dolls and accidentally, out of all the people on the internet, find YOU!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: May 28th, 2003 02:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: this is totally unrelated but i HAD to tell you:

Holy cow! No, I didn't know that! I knew that I was modeling the Sluggy babydoll shirts on their website, but I had no idea I'd show up in the image search.

That's too cool...thanks for pointing it out to me.

Wow!
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