Sunday, January 10, 2010


OK- I would be shocked if anyone is actually reading this have to admit I have lived up to the title and mission of my blog! my ever enduring quest to be the favorite aunt, I have run into a few challenges that have seriously threatened my goal (namely, my sisters). I found myself losing serious ground at the family Christmas Party last month. As the youngest niece, Kiera is the latest pawn in this game of mine. She makes you work for the title and honestly, I just haven't been around as much as I should have been. The whole evening I had to endure her letting Aunt Lysa, Aunt Rebekah and Aunt Allison hold her while she smiled and laughed at them.
Me...lets see...she saw me eating M&Ms and since I didn't think she could have any I tried to hide them behind my back. Of course she was too smart to fall for that, which she let me know by pointing to my back and crying. Minus points for Aunt Jaime!
I was feeling disheartened. I couldn't take her shopping like I did with Kaleigh. A sparkly purse just wasn't going to impress her like it did Olivia. She didn't seem as taken with the princess stuff as was Janelle. And at this age I didn't think a trip to see the helicopter would mean as much as it did to Jack. What was I to do?
Just when I was about to despair my sweet little niece threw me a little bone. She grabbed on to my empty Diet Coke bottle and wouldn't let go in her efforts to drink it. It was then that I realized that we had a connection that no one else could appreciate. This is my girl! I am so proud!

Don't worry Lisa- I didn't really let her drink it- I'll save that for her 21st B-day!