The Macs

Monday, August 22, 2011

saying goodbye is so hard to do...

...especially for a one year old.

Levi is majorly spoiled with lots of attention from his aunts and uncles. They all spoil him (he has lots of aunts and uncles), but he was especially spoiled the past few months by three of them who were home for the summer.

My brother Owen worked for Joel on the farm this summer. That meant that he ate lunch with us every day. I'm pretty sure lunch time was one of Levi's favorite times of the day. He would get so excited when he saw his daddy's truck pull in the driveway and would run outside to greet Daddy and Uncle Owen.

Uncle Owen taught Levi some pretty important life fist bumping. Owen said his goal was to teach Levi how to fist bump by the end of the summer. Finally he got it. Owen was so proud and Levi thought he was pretty awesome.

He also taught Levi how to eat chocolate. Every day at the end of lunch Uncle Owen would give Levi some M&Ms. He now has a new addiction. Thank you Owen.

 They became good buddies and when Owen's last day of work approached and it was time for him to go back to college Levi was pretty bummed. He doesn't quite understand why Uncle Owen doesn't come with Daddy to lunch anymore.

Joel's sister Ivy was home from college this summer too. Levi loves his Aunt Ivy. She would take him to sit on the four wheeler, go on walks around the farm, and pretty much do whatever he wanted.

Maybe Levi would like me that much if I let him do whatever he wanted too?! :)

Uncle James was home from China too. We called him Uncle Snack because whenever Levi went to visit him the first thing he would want was a snack...and James would always make sure to give him one. James also taught Levi about shoulder rides. He thinks that is the best way to get around now!

Levi loved spending so many days this summer with his aunt and uncles. They are pretty great. And now that they are gone he still asks about each one of them every day...all day long. He says each one of their names ("Wo-wen", "I-ya", and "Jum") and then we talk about how they are bye-bye. He is definitely going to miss them. And we will miss them too!


Blogger Morgan Paige said...

so sweet & fun that he has each of them in his life!

August 22, 2011 at 5:45 PM  
Blogger onlymehere said...

My 18-year-old daughter is drooling on my monitor bz she says your brother Owen is "dang hot!" Lucky for all of us she's got a boyfriend already who just happens to be a brunette with big brown eyes, lol! So happy Levi got to spend time with people who love him so much. really is what it's all about.

August 22, 2011 at 6:09 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

Loving Owen's Aggie t-shirt :)

August 22, 2011 at 6:10 PM  
Blogger Jennifer Kay said...

Oh my gosh it's like Joel's face on a woman's body... TWINS!!!

August 22, 2011 at 6:44 PM  
Blogger Nelson's Mama said...

Levi looks just like Owen in those pictures!!

August 22, 2011 at 7:28 PM  
Blogger meg duerksen said...

well that is sad!!!
owen is such a man now! how does that happen??
levi will have to start coming to megan's house!!!

August 22, 2011 at 7:44 PM  
Anonymous Melanie Martini said...

So sweet! I am sure that Levi's aunt & uncles will miss that sweet little face as much as he misses them. :-)

August 22, 2011 at 9:29 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

ahhhh, I love how LOVED this little guy is - including by me!!! I know I don't beat aunts and uncles - but I'll try to come close!!!

August 22, 2011 at 10:35 PM  
Anonymous This Farm Family's Life said...

Aunts and Uncles are the best!! So great that Levi has so many to love on!

August 23, 2011 at 8:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the sweetest posts!! Aunts and Uncles are so special!! I LOVE being an aunt, and I love that my children have many too!!

August 23, 2011 at 8:47 AM  
Blogger Susan Sutherlin said...

You are certainly blessed with having family in for the summer.


August 23, 2011 at 12:20 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

haha i love what "onlymehere" said! i'm 26, pregnant with my 2nd child, and totally happily married but must admit i've got a little drool going too over your brother!!!! too cute!!!! Levi's hair has gotten SO LIGHT! he's looking cuter and cuter!

August 23, 2011 at 12:25 PM  
Blogger Ranee Brokaw said...

We have the same problem at our house of the aunts and uncles going back to college! Cute photos!

August 24, 2011 at 8:19 AM  
Blogger teresa said...

how precious for levi to have loving aunts and uncles ....... and for his aunts & uncles to learn the joys of little ones. a blessing.

August 25, 2011 at 6:25 PM  

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