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Allison Weekend

I had my niece Allison for a visit last weekend, and it was really great! I only live about an hour away from them, but she’d never been to my house. So when her parents needed a sitter for the weekend, I was really excited about getting her to myself for a few days.

Allison is a happy little girl. And a cuddle girl. Two very great things!

Here are some pictures:

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And because I can’t help myself, here are some more pictures:

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Next time I’ll have to have both girls over. I can’t help but think about the fun times my two nephews spent with me at my house, and it makes me a little sad that they are so grown up now. I remember what it felt like as they were getting too old to want to come visit me out here in the country. They were moving on to new adventures.Β And I know that will be the case with Amanda and Allison all to quickly.

But that’s how it’s supposed to be. And I can enjoy these little girl days as long as they exist.

♦

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  1. What a wonderful Auntie you are! Your nieces and nephews are so lucky and I know they will treasure these memories all their lives. One day they will tell you how much time with you meant πŸ™‚

    September 22, 2013
    • Thanks Melissa, I hope I’m a good aunt. These girls are missing out a little though – when the boys were little I worked at a toy store. My house was filled with toys for them to play with when they came over! But we girls make due with what I have left. πŸ™‚

      September 22, 2013
  2. Oh man, she’s so adorable! I love her hair, all straight and shiny!
    The must hydrate photo, the one where she’s just woken up, and the one in which she’s blowing at the dandelion are really lovely ones. She’s lucky to have an aunt who adores her and takes so many good photos of her. I bet she’ll appreciate them when she grows up πŸ™‚
    When I was a kid, taking photos was not as convenient (film cameras!) and I really wish they had been because I don’t have as many photos to look back on now! But then i think about my parents having even fewer photos and don’t feel as bad. πŸ˜›

    September 23, 2013
    • Thank you! I’m the first to admit I take too many pictures, but I think the same as you – they will be glad to have them. I’m closer to your parents ages, I assume. There are a handful of photos of me and my sister, and even a few slides. Which sounds crazy now, but that was a popular thing for a while. Trouble is seeing them NOW. Same thing with video – I take silly videos of them doing silly little things, but I’d give a lot to see videos of myself when I was a tiny tot.

      September 23, 2013
      • Oh yes, one of my friends has videos of him on those old cassette tapes that he can’t even play anymore! How enabled yet limited we are due to technology.

        They will be even more glad to have them because you do take lovely photos. Ever since my room mate became an auntie, I’ve seen scores and scores of blurry, shaky, repetitive, extremely poor quality photos of her niece, which I feel this intense urge to just delete! Those kind of photos don’t add any value. I am glad my father had an interest in photography because even if I do have fewer photos than children of the digital camera era, they are still of far better quality than what most of these children have. Because film was so costlier and not as easy to use and store, more care was taken to get the photo right.

        September 25, 2013

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