8.17.2007

Maya Loves Monkey










Our Matthew is currently living here with us and loves the bonus that provides of time with the kiddoes. He loves being an uncle, nearly as much as the little ones love him. Maya calls him Monkey - -I think it started when she was little and couldn't say "Uncle Matty" so it sort of turned into "Unca Monkey" and has ended just being "Monkey". Now that's just who he is -- Monkey.

Recently, he and Maya were playing with sand out in the yard and as they were doing clean-up, inevitably it turned into a water fight. They both had a ball, chasing each other around the yard with the hose and soaking each other. Then not long after that, he (knowing how Maya especially loves dress-up) presented both Maya and Mason with dinosaur costumes that he had ordered for them. They loved the costumes and it was such fun to see they enjoyed their surprise from Monkey.

I love seeing how much he loves all the kiddoes and how much they, in turn, love him. Everybody needs someone like Monkey in their lives. He's a dinosaur costume provider, he's a water-fighter and chaser with the hose, and he's great at hide-and-seek. Gotta love that. Qualifications every uncle should have, right?
Monkey is a stellar uncle!

17 comments:

Jill said...

And I also think that somewhere in there is "sneaker of treats, especially when Mom says no."

Jan said...

Oh, yeah -- I totally forgot that one! And that IS a requirement. I think that sounds like Michael!

Jori said...

What a fun uncle! Those are some lucky kiddoe's!! Love the dinsosaur costumes.

Chris * Natalie * Maya * Mason said...

he's such a fun uncle, the kids just love him. wet t-shirt contest, baby! the costumes are a big hit, of course!

Shelley said...

Happy Birthday Jan! =)

The Duenas Fam said...

Hey Jan!!! Happy Birthday! You've been spanked:)

Miss Jones said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAN!!!

Jori said...

Happy Birthday Jan! I know we have never met, but I just think you are the greatest!! I am SO happy that you started blogging. Thanks for raising such a great daughter. I love you both!

Holly O'Keefe said...

Happy Happy Birthday Jan!

Heather said...

Happy Birthday Jan!!

Girl James said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Mel said...

Happy Birthday Jan!!! Have a great one!

Rebecca K said...

Happy Birthday Jan! Eat some cake for me!!!

Seth, Sarah and the kids said...

Hi Jan! I just wanted to say Happy Birthday to you!! I hope you have a weekend filled with lot's of presents and happy times! I sure do miss you! Love you, sarah

Jan said...

Wow! Thanks, everyone, for the BD wishes! It's been a different sort of BD (with Mark out of town) but you can be sure that Natalie has made it wonderful. It was a great day -- thanks, guys!

kristi lee said...

Happy, happy birthday!!!!

Kristi said...

Hope you had a great Birthday! What a fun son & uncle to have around! CUTE cute pictures, too!