August, Baby!

It’s August.  Eight months into this year, and I still feel like it’s 2008.

Luckily, the painful blow of passing time has been softened by the presence of my sister’s family, including (especially including) this little whippersnapper:

Toddler on Polaris Razor

Twisted Flip Flops

Toddler 3


Oh, sure, he was a holy terror on the plane ride last week, but—what am I saying?   Never you mind all that nonsense of last week.  This face could never belong to anyone less than a darling angel:


Oh yes.  I’ve become one of those aunts.  You know, one of those aunts who believes her nephew can do no wrong whatsoever, under any circumstances.  If he’s screaming, it’s because he just needs to make himself heard.  If he’s whiny, it’s because he’s not feeling well.  If he’s misbehaving or cranky, I draw from a page-long list of possible excuses, beginning with “He’s got gas,” and ending with “He’s probably feeling insecure because he’s out of his own element.”  I also consider hunger, thirst, allergies to hay (it is cutting season), and H1N1.  If he gets accused of manslaughter when he’s thirty, you can bet I’ll be there in the courtroom screaming like a maniac, “THAT GUY DESERVED IT!  HE WAS PROVOKED!”  If my nephew is acting out, there is a very good explanation for it.  (At this point, my sister is piping in saying, “Yeah, he’s breathing—that’s the explanation!”  But the kid needs a defender, you know?  I love him.)

As I write this, he is eating breakfast in the high chair I bought at a yard sale especially for him last weekend. (I also bought a stroller, crib, pack-n-play, and What to Expect When You’re Expecting.  I’m not pregnant, but I’m prepared.)  I want him to feel comfortable and secure at my house, since he will be coming here every summer for the rest of his young life, if I have anything to do with it.

Anyway, I’m sorry posting has been wretched these past few weeks, but once things settle down around here, I’ll be back to my normal self.

In closing, I would like to share with you one last photo to help you have a happy Monday.   (If you’re like me, and remain cold-heartedly unaffected by photos of other people’s snot-nosed kids, I apologise.  I’ll try to contain myself.)

Happy Face

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16 Responses to August, Baby!

  1. Tierra C. says:

    Hey Camile. If your one of those aunts…then so am I. Even when my 6 yr. old nephew gets the occasional “I’m smarter then you” attitude and acts like he’s going on 29…{LOL-sorta}

    I’m right there with ya! It’s amazing how something so cute can cause such commotion sometimes.

    So…How’s life? I too feel like 2008 was just yesterday. For me, 2008 was a better year. Not, that anything majorly bad has happened but I’m and “even” kinda gal and so life just feels weird being in a “odd” number year. Weird? Probably. But that’s me though LOL weirdo through and through…I’m also wondering how’s the hair-no-shampoo going?


  2. Tierra C. says:

    oopsie! Camille. NOT Camile.

  3. RatalieNose says:

    I’m with you on the “one of those aunts” thing.
    My nieces and nephew are God’s gift to all mankind…at least in my humble opinion.
    These pictures are fabulous!!!
    So we leave for camp in two days and I’m super excited but we’re all gonna miss CL SOOOO much!!!!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Appearances can be deceiving.

  5. niki says:

    he definitely has the cuteness factor going for him!

    so your “crowning moment”…superb!

    i made a whole label, titled, “Funny Me” for such moments…sadly I think I only have two posts under that label. i used to be funny, at least i think i used to be funny…but for some reason, i’m not as funny these days…it’s sad really.

  6. DeAnna says:

    Your nephew is adorable! I don’t have any nieces or nephews yet so I really can’t relate too much. With my own kids I don’t think I make up excuses for their behaviour, other than they are grouchy or tired..which is the usual cause behind most tantrums! Being an Aunt must be fun! I have stopped buggin my sister and her hubby so maybe they will just decide to have kids now that the harassment has stopped…lol.

    On another note, great to finally meet you in person, however brief of a meeting it was!

  7. Whitney says:

    Oh my gosh he is so darling! Im hearing wedding bells… and Im seeing him and Presley walking out of the temple doors. So what? I am already looking for contenders to marry this little girl someday… not today… but someday.

  8. Cristin says:

    I think it’s really funny that you bought all that stuff in preparation for the day that you’ll have a baby. It must have been a really good deal or maybe your nephew is making you baby hungry and you don’t want to admit it.

  9. Chloe says:

    Oh, I don’t have any nephew…
    but yours is sooo cute!! he’s adorable!

  10. Christal says:

    whoa I’m way behind!! But your nephew is so cute with that little bit of fiesty eh reminds me a little of masen. Your going to have so much fun with your sister here it was nice to meet her on sunday! Have fun!!!

  11. anna says:

    Maybe it’s just me, but I think he totally looks like Poor Kyle!

  12. I’m one of those aunts too. Nieces and nephews are way better than having your own kids… haha, maybe I’ll change my mind when I have some of my own but not for now.

    Your nephew is a cutie. Have fun!

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