Saturday, April 14, 2012

Uncles and Aunties and Cousins

There's one thing that makes me sad these days. Well, truthfully a lot of things make me sad these days. But something particularly lately is that my whole family lives far away. Well one brother lives in Austin but other than that they are far. Far like Washington, DC, Midland, TX, Louisville, KY and Chicago. And truthfully when I show my kids pictures of their cousins and ask them who they are they stare at them awhile and wrinkle their brow and say , "I dunno Mommy!" (Except for Marin. She is a video legend in our house:).) I say all of this to say that when one of my brothers does get to come and visit it is a special time. And this past week end was truly special as Uncle Brig and Auntie Kelly came up from Austin to spend Easter with us. I had originally planned to title this post Easter 2012 but as I was going through the pictures I saw a lot more than that. There is an instant connection between Brig and my kids. They were thrown in the air, spun around, hung by their feet, tickled, read to and everything in between. Truly sweet and I am grateful. And even though Kate kept calling him Uncle Burke (Mind you Uncle Burke lives in Chicago and we saw him last June) I'll give her a free pass because good grief, even my parents mixed them up all of the time. :)Take a look at what I found. And if by chance all 3 of the Brednich boys want to move close to here with their families someday, well...... I wouldn't complain.

I made this dress for her 2 years ago and it fits...sort of!

Don't worry it didn't take him long to warm up.

I love this one with her little arm tucked into his. She loved him right away:)

See I told you....Carso is all about wrestling.

Easter loot. My Mom and I had a blast picking everything out. Our only requirement? NO candy!

This the way my brother brig reads a story. "One day fancy Nancy was going to have a tea party but she wanted to check to see if all of her friends  were  card carrying communists." Ok really you would just have to know him.

I love this one of Carso looking at his Uncle out of the corner of his eye:) Gotta keep my eye on that guy!

My Mom searched all over for a purple monster truck for Kate. But seriously its funny to think of my Mom looking for anything monster truck.

LOVE this one.

Auntie Kelly cuddling Carso

Yes we managed to find bunnies as big as the kids.

Playing Memory. Yep she didn't quite get it just yet

A match!

Uncle Brig reading I Know an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly. Probably talking about the double bypass operation she would have to have after.

I love the way Carso is laughing here

We DID have eggs:)

Kate wasn't too interested in the egg hunt as much as she was the Peeps. Exhibit A:Notice the stuffed right cheek:)

Only My Mom would find an umbrella that would perfectly match Kate's dress.

Carso on the other hand was all about the Egg hunt. I had to take this picture because we all laughed about how he separated all of the candies and eggs out. Kit Kat pile, jelly bean pile, malted milk ball pile, dyed egg pile and plastic egg pile. During the hunt he started to bypass the dyed eggs and go right for the plastic eggs because he knew those were the ones that had the candy. He's a smart one!


Burke and Stacey said...

Love it all. So glad you guys got to spend time together. A little jealous though. Those kids are way too cute.

And from Pinterest... I will email you a mini Memory game idea. ;o)

Love you guys.

God has said, "Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you." So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper. I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?" Hebrews 13:5-6