Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Uncle Shawn

Uncle Shawn is in town on business so he came over last night.  He didn't have any cash, so when he got to the house we were waiting outside and he ran over to us to get the money to pay the cab driver.  Max shouted excitedly, "Hi Shawn!"  Shawn yelled hi as he ran back to the road and the cab.  Max must have been confused because then he shouted, "Bye Shawn!"  and looked up at me as if to say, "well, that was a nice visit, what are we going to do now?"  

Luckily, Shawn came back.  A little train time and a few games of Hide from the Witch/Ghost/Animals later, Max was completely won over.  He had to sit by him at dinner and then he got Giant Jelly Bean story (pictured above) before bed.  Once I got him upstairs I was changing his diaper and he sighed, "I miss Shawn."

One of the little bits of goodness that came along with parenthood that was completely unexpected, is the joy of seeing Max love his extended family.  It's crazy how he just seems to know that they are special and loves them with all his little might.  

9 comments:

Nan said...

I know this is a suprise to see me here...
I love to see how all of you have grown into such amazing adults with beautiful children with glowing smiles! Your humor and positive outlook on everything is contagious.

Delsa said...

That was so funny - don't you just wonder what goes through those little minds. Max is such a cute little guy. You are a blessed Mama

KA said...

Not to change the subject, but if Jon saw this picture of Shawn, I guarantee you he would say, "Whoa. He has good hair."

xóchitl said...

ahhhh. i love unkie shawn. that is such a sweet picture. what is the giant jelly bean story? i'm so curious...

Shauri Quinn said...

What?? Xochitl never learned about the Giant Jellybean stories and their wonderful morals? Kristin is no kind of friend to you lady.

That's so cute. It makes me miss Max. I just left MI a couple days ago and Lisa sent me an email that said Keely asked if she had a Shauri photo album that she could look at because she missed me. Surprisingly, Lisa didn't. So she asked to at least see some pics. This is heartwarming.

emandteem said...

Hey, if you want a blog makeover, I can help you out. (Not that you need one, of course) :) I'm just learning the basics.

sterlingandbrandi said...

That Uncle Shawn is looking quite the dapper gent in this picture,he must have cleaned up for the visit with the Ellises.

Kristin said...

Xoch,
The Giant Jellybean was the monster in all the stories my dad would tell us while we were growing up. the story always ended the same, the kids would eat the Giant Jelly Bean (in effect killing him). The stories were totally rated R. Shauri, feel free to add on.

Kristin said...

Thanks Nan! What a nice thing to say. I've been checking up on you too.