Miss Morgan in the stroller with Sydney!
Miss Morgan in the bath with Sydney.
Miss Morgan feeding Sydney!
Miss Morgan made the long trek to visit this weekend. These visits are always WAY too fast and I always worry afterwards that they didn't have enough fun. But then I look at the pictures and realize that it is the little things that make the weekend worth it. There isn't a need for a bit outing or a grand activity. Just hanging out in the yard. Walking to the park. Taking baths together. Reading books. Eating. And just hanging out.
I am an Aunt. But I was a mom first. And that sometimes makes me sad. I think I missed out on JUST getting to focus on being an Aunt. When we get together with Eli or Morgan I am still so busy just keeping my three in line that I don't get to just sit down and putter with them. I work it in. But it doesn't happen as easily. Uncle Mike and Aunt Raina both have been exceptional Aunts and Uncles to my children. And I am sure they can now see how being an Aunt with children is different than being an Aunt without. It doesn't change the amount of love. It doesn't change the desire to know and spend time with the niece or nephew. But it just changes the amount of energy and freedom you have.
This weekend I saw my window of opportunity and I grabbed it. Uncle Mike was involved a tense Lego board game with Ed and the boys. Sydney was napping and Aunt Becca went off to shower. So I scooped up Miss Morgan and "Baby Big Arms" (You'll understand when you see the pictures) and we headed out for some Godmother/Goddaughter time.
We found worms.