Wednesday, April 23, 2008

A Full House

Tanner and I had the joy of having India and Jafta at our house all day last week. For those of you who don't know, Jafta is my 3 year old nephew and India is my 1 1/2 year old niece who live in Costa Mesa. It was so much fun. The kids played so well together it ended up being an easy day for me. India taught Tanner how to put him mouth on the dirty screen door. Thanks India!
After Tanner skipped his morning nap because he was so excited we had some water fun in the backyard. It was a little tricky getting 3 kids ready. They all do have sunscreen on. Yea for me. Here is what you maybe didn't notice, Tan had no rash guard or hat and India's top is on backwards.
I thought several times that day, "They are safe and having fun, so no big deal."
After water play and a picnic lunch in the backyard all three kids took a nap at the same time! Three rooms, three fans, and three CD's playing sleepy time music. Jafta woke up first so he and I snuggled on the couch and watched The Backyardigans. Soon after Tanner and India woke up happy and ready to play.
Next it was snack time. More strawberries from Farmers Market. I made a whole plate full but Tanner ending up eating most of them. India just held on to hers and Jafta was too interested in the toys.
After snack India and Tanner finished snack and there were off on another adventure. These two are only 5 months apart and really enjoy spending time together.
I was blessed to be an aunt before I was a mom. I feel like Alex, Caleb, Jafta and India taught me how to love a child in a different way. I take such joy with Tanner being close to his cousins.
I love being a mommy and hope that Tanner will have a sibling of two down the road. This day having 3 kids around made me feel excited about the idea of having a growing family.
Thanks for the play date cousins!

5 comments:

Kristen said...

These pictures are so cute!! Thank you so much for being such an amazing aunt.

Kristen said...

These pictures are so cute!! Thank you so much for being such an amazing aunt.

Diane Davis said...

very cute. and after hearing the happy birthday brooke video, i can also imagine the level of noise with three kids playing. ;) you can tell you love being a mother. it shines in your writing and in who you are.

Emily said...

Cute pictures! They look like a fun bunch of kids.

Kristi said...

Yeah! What a fun day! Hope your time at Sea World is FANTASTIC!