We had such a wonderful time with Eric and Meggan and the kids when they were here last week. Such a wonderful time that it took me four days of long naps and early bedtimes to recover! It was great to be with Noah, Selah, and Jonas – especially great because I felt like they knew us and we knew them and so we could just carry on from where we left off at Christmas.
But Ezra? He was a different story. He pretty much didn’t give me the time of day when we visited at Christmas. I was an unknow person to him and he had better things to do. But what a different little person he is now, after just 7 months of growing up! I had so much fun getting to know him and the quirks of his personality. For one thing, he called me “Auntie Laura” very clearly which of course endeared me to him – “He knows who I am!” And he is so much fun to be around.
Here are a few pictorial examples of what I learned about Ezra.
His desire to always have his own of whatever it was we were having, like the world’s largest slice of pizza. (He did let me help him finish it.):
His love of fun:
His desire to be helpful (and his love of folding) as evidenced by his determination to keep the fabric arm covers of our couches folded at all times:
And here’s something else that I learned about Ezra (or maybe about 3 year olds in general?):
They love to ask questions and are no respecters of privacy. On Sunday, he followed me around through the house as I got a thread and needle, went into the bedroom to take off my dress to do a quick sewing fix before the shower, went into the bathroom (he came too!), all the while asking me lots and lots of questions about lots and lots of things. He kept me on my toes.
And now, I have fallen in love with another nephew.