saying goodbye is so hard to do…
…especially for a one year old.
Levi is majorly spoiled with lots of attention from his aunts and uncles. They all spoil him (he has lots of aunts and uncles), but he was especially spoiled the past few months by three of them who were home for the summer.
My brother Owen worked for Joel on the farm this summer. That meant that he ate lunch with us every day. I’m pretty sure lunch time was one of Levi’s favorite times of the day. He would get so excited when he saw his daddy’s truck pull in the driveway and would run outside to greet Daddy and Uncle Owen.
Uncle Owen taught Levi some pretty important life skills…like fist bumping. Owen said his goal was to teach Levi how to fist bump by the end of the summer. Finally he got it. Owen was so proud and Levi thought he was pretty awesome.
He also taught Levi how to eat chocolate. Every day at the end of lunch Uncle Owen would give Levi some M&Ms. He now has a new addiction. Thank you Owen.
They became good buddies and when Owen’s last day of work approached and it was time for him to go back to college Levi was pretty bummed. He doesn’t quite understand why Uncle Owen doesn’t come with Daddy to lunch anymore.
Joel’s sister Ivy was home from college this summer too. Levi loves his Aunt Ivy. She would take him to sit on the four wheeler, go on walks around the farm, and pretty much do whatever he wanted.
Maybe Levi would like me that much if I let him do whatever he wanted too?! 🙂
Uncle James was home from China too. We called him Uncle Snack because whenever Levi went to visit him the first thing he would want was a snack…and James would always make sure to give him one. James also taught Levi about shoulder rides. He thinks that is the best way to get around now!
Levi loved spending so many days this summer with his aunt and uncles. They are pretty great. And now that they are gone he still asks about each one of them every day…all day long. He says each one of their names (“Wo-wen”, “I-ya”, and “Jum”) and then we talk about how they are bye-bye. He is definitely going to miss them. And we will miss them too!