Posted by rnl on October 27, 2011
In early September my niece turned one! (Yeah we’re a bit behind with our blogging!) It’s a weird feeling when you first become an uncle, and to be honest I think I was in denial for some time. Obviously there’s the typical “I must be getting old!” internal dialog. That goes away (or maybe I’m still in denial). What comes next is the realization that you’re going to know this person for the rest of your life, and that you have this wonderful opportunity to build a relationship from scratch! After that you can’t help falling in love with them.
Another thing that hit me is that my sister is now a mother! It’s pretty incredible to see how much she has changed, and how much she loves her daughter.
Anika is our niece. My sister is Tammy, and Cory is her husband / my brother-in-law, and these are their photos.
Another thing that really rattles me is the way young kids will look at you. They’re not afraid of making eye contact, and they so easily show their emotions through their expressions.
We brought her back a lolly pop from our vaction in Prince Edward Island.
She gave it a taste.
And then decided to see what it looked like whacked against the floor :)
Cute chubby legs.
Thanks so much for letting us photograph you guys! Can’t wait to see you grow together as a family.