Stop: Nephew Time

June 6, 2011

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Lloyd ball game just happened to coincide with the celebration of our nephew Matthew’s birth! The little guy’s two now, and I don’t know how that is possible, since he was a little peanut when he was born. *sigh* Time is just going faster and faster.

Anyway, we had a great time. Matthew is fun and funny, with a quick smile and sparkly eyes. Unfortunately none of my pictures will show that because I think I had it on ‘macro’ for most of my photos. If you want some good pictures of his smile, go here. (Mark also has a much, much better camera.)

We had a ton of fun playing with him and watching him make trains or helping him stabilize wobbly towers.

Steady, steady...

I stink at buying gifts, so I asked for birthday present ideas ahead of time. Mark and Rachel said that the boy loves trucks, and we found this. It was the trifecta of toys – Wheels, a Handle, and It Opens. Who doesn’t love a truck/box/suitcase that you can fill with baby trucks? This picture may not show his love, but that’s because he’s murmuring ‘babies’ to it.


Plus, he will make you breakfast.

Scrambled are his specialty.

Seriously. What’s not to love?

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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9 Responses to “Stop: Nephew Time”

  1. Mary Ellen Said on:

    It’s obvious that he is smart because he’s wearing the uniform of the 10-time World Series Champion Cardinals!!


  2. Brad Said on:

    I love nephew time!

    That’s especially cool that he can do breakfast. I’d order bacon. Mmm… bacon…


  3. Gretchen Said on:

    Of course he loves the truck -- it is a GARBAGE truck after all! (Kiddy lit accompaniment suggestion: I STINK by Jim and Kate McMullen. Do you know that one? Boys love it!!)


  4. Kristi Said on:

    My favorite is the one with Uncle Lloyd.


    • Peggy Said on:

      Me too! They both look adorable! You could sell that shot to Hallmark, I’m sure.

      And what a cutey-patutey that Matthew is!!! I love the way he has his feet up in the truck picture.


  5. Lloyd Said on:

    Yes, the garbage truck turned out to be a great toy. (a) It’s a truck (b) It’s a garbage truck (c) It has a handle on top for easy driving (d) You can store smaller trucks inside it.


  6. Mark Said on:

    He gave Lloyd a multi-colored halo because he thinks his Uncle is just divine.

    Thanks for coming to visit us, Aunt Lauren and Uncle Lloyd! You are missed already.



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