When I introduce myself to new people, 9 times out of 10 I have to repeat myself. If someone makes me repeat myself more than 2 or 3 times, I usually say, "Addie. Subtractie...get it?" If they are smart, they do. If they are not, sign language for addition and subtraction usually does the trick.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

The luckiest girl

I grew up always wishing I was closer with my aunts & uncles. There were about 20 grandchildren and I think that contributed to the relationships not growing stronger. There are definitely aunts and uncles I feel closer to, but that makes me sad...that I don't know all of my aunts and uncles very well. For this reason, when I see my daughter with her uncles & aunties it just makes my heart melt. For now, she is the only grandbaby. I feel like this is a precious time for Gracie and them to bond. Not that I don't want to be an Auntie, too! I can't wait for that day...but still, this is just such a cool time.

Uncle Thad (or Uncle Pooh)

Auntie Lindsey

Uncle Jack

Uncle Justin

Tata Jackie with brother Bear

And even though these relationships will probably turn out to be more like cousins, can't leave these adorable faces out:
Gracie with her Uncle Ben

Uncle Sam & Auntie Amy

Last, but definitely not least, if her Uncle Brian was still with us, I know we'd have the greatest picture to join the others. From what I've been told, he probably would have spoiled her the best!

So here's a big shout-out thank you to all of Gracie's aunts and uncles. You guys do such a wonderful job loving her up. She adores each and every one of you. I am so grateful for it.