In the past couple of weeks, Davis has decided that Uncle Michael is his new favorite toy. Which is great except for the fact that Uncle Michael is still Gracelyn's favorite toy. So, sometimes this can lead to problems, such as the fact that while Uncle Michael works out and does weight training, he still can't pick up both of them at once.
Gracelyn, Davis and their parents were over at Grandma's Friday evening for dinner for some family celebration time. My sister got good news at work and we hadn't got around to celebrating the fact that I am gainfully employed. Grandpa fired up the grill for the first time this year and we had steaks and a family celebration. It was great.
Uncle Michael was pleased to see Davis has a shirt that looked virutally identical to the one worn by Uncle Michael's hero Captain Kirk. During desert, we had pie with whipped cream on it, which since he was sitting on my lap, Davis got to sample. He liked it. He also liked sitting on my lap later to try and put a puzzle together. Last week, we'd worked a puzzle together and then he took it down the hallway to show everyone his success. He ran into the kitchen and held it up over his head and all the pieces fell out. He was so funny doing this. We also played outside where he and Gracelyn took turns going down the slide. They both like it for Uncle Michael to lift them up and make silly noises as they fly through the air and then got plopped down on top of the slide.
Then, yesterday, at church, I was sitting with my family and suddenly, I see a small person working his way down to me. Davis had decided he wanted to sit with Uncle Michael. So, he sat there with me until he got a restless--not to leave, but because he wanted to sit on the pew between Uncle Michael and Grandpa. Also, during the announcement time, Davis cheered and clapped at the end of an announcement for the ham breakfast on Saturday.
I know I've said it before, but I must say it again--being Uncle Michael is one of the coolest things ever!
posted by Michael Hickerson at 3/21/2005 09:58:00 AM