Thursday, January 26, 2012

have I told you.

Have I told you how much I LOVE this little boy??

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It is only fitting that the first stop on my trip home was to see my sister and brother-in-law in Boston. Jen and Dave will have been married for 7 years in August and I think I have been begging asking them to make me an Auntie since the day they announced their engagement (enter "annoying little sister" title next to my name).

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But in May 2010 my wish came true and I became an Auntie for the very first time. Even though I live on the other side of the world, I was lucky enough to get to see my sister 9 months pregnant, feel baby Jack kick inside of her stomach, be there the day he was born AND celebrate his first birthday.  I mean, how lucky am I?!?

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All of that being said, this visit was by far the best yet. Jack is about 20 months old now and soaking up everything around him. He is walking (well, more like running) and talking and eating and using the phone... it is incredible.

Seriously though- he is obsessed with phones and ipods. It is so cute!

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I arrived in Boston late Wednesday night after Jack had gone to bed. It took just about everything in me not to run up stairs and wake him up, but my fear of an angry mom and dad with a cracky child quickly curbed by need to do this.

On Thursday morning we bundled up (it was FREEZING!) and headed out into the city to run some errands.  I love Boston and the city life. Every time I visit them I think about how fun it would be to live there in the heart of everything (enter dreaming sequence of me running around the parks and laughing at a deli counter with a glass of sparking wine in one hand...). After walking a few blocks through the train station and brownstones we arrived at Clarendon Barbers where Jack gets his hair cut.

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This little guy was born with a full head of beautiful brown hair (lucky kid!).

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[Aww- love this picture!]

This little barber shop is exactly what you would picture when you think an old school barber shop. One room with retro chairs, a red, white and blue barber pole outside, the bell that digs when you walk in the door and the smell of hot shaving cream and after shave streaming through the air. Oh- and a Thomas the train seat for the little guys :)

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Jack sat there just like a big boy while Mario... or Frank... or Eddy (sorry, I can't remember his name) cut his hair. What an angel, that nephew of mine!

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After a very successful and handsome hair cut (if-I-do-say-so-myself) we headed out to run a few more errands- one of which included applying for Jack's PASSPORT.... more to come on that one later :) For now, just know that this makes me really, really ridiculously excited.

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[Sleeping Beauty]

Seriously though.... my first day back in the USA could not have been better. I just never knew I could love someone else's child as much as I love this one. To quote ol' Marry Poppins, "He is practically perfect in every way."

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