I'm thankful for the time I was able to spend recently with my little niece and nephew. Collin and Caley are at perfectly adorable ages. They are active, articulate, and affectionate. And they love Cate and Uncle Joe. (Why he's Uncle but I'm not Aunt, no idea.)
Spending time with them has added entirely new phrases to our home.
Heeeeeeeeeeeey.... This is said whenever something doesn't go your way. Caley takes your toy? Heeeeeeeeeeey!!!! You don't get a cookie? Heeeeeeeeeeeey!!!
Take your pictures?!? At first we thought this meant "I would like to temporarily hold your phone in order to capture your photo" but we quickly learned that this meant Collin wanted to take our pictures, as in the phone goes into his little hands and we never see it again.
Check your emails! By emails, he means text messages or anything else that will cause your phone to come out of your pocket so he can then "take your pictures."
We also spent some quality time "texting" the ABCs. "Where's the F?" "Right here!!!" "Good, Collin, now where's the G?" "In the refrigerator!" Ok, sure...
We learned the wonders of gummies, french fries, and pizza. We learned that all cakes are birthday cakes. And we learned that the best way to get a hug from either kid was to bribe them with just about anything.
My favorite new phrase from the kids? "See you soon, Cate!" Yes, probably in the Spring. Just stay cute and I'll be back for more.