Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Road trip part II

9-8-10 family brain

The last part of our trip was visiting Greg’s side of the family. This meant I got to spend time with our 4.5 year old nephew Brennan.

Let me tell you, Bren is quite a character at this age. I can’t even imagine what he will turn out be like. His vocabulary is extensive and he wants to be a “vet doctor”. Bren loves animals, bugs, and anything in nature.

His parents are doing a great job with him, although I know it is not an easy job keeping up with his energy.

The last time I saw Bren was last summer, and his favorite saying was “what’s diss” (what’s this)… this year his favorite saying is “guess what”…… He says this every time he starts telling me something. I quickly learned that I really didn’t have to try to guess each time, it was more of a rhetorical question on his part.

I felt honored that Bren wanted to hang out with me and we played a lot together. He even requested I ride next to him in the van. On the second day, when it was time for Greg and I to head back west for home, Bren acted up... and wouldn't stand for his picture with Tim and Heather. Heather said it was his way of coping... he was mad that we were leaving. Bren didn't even let me give him a hug. Bren maybe advanced for his age in many ways, but he still has plenty of maturing to do... but hey, he is only 4.5 years old!

Greg’s mom, the only person who hates getting their picture taken more than my sister! It was like pulling teeth to get her to look at the camera.


  1. my mom always hated getting pics taken too, which leaves me with a lot less photos now than i wish for...

    keep snapping them anyway! :)

  2. Good point Kerri, these pictures will be price - less one day!