Meet my Niece NA. I adore her. While I was visiting she became obsessed with my collection of headbands. She looks so lovely in them, especially with her new "short" haircut. I miss this little one a lot, she is smart, funny and frankly a fab dresser. She was also the first to be born after my move to California. I wish I were closer sometimes but then I wouldn't be able to tell her about all of my adventures.
We put this one on because it matched her shirt but she really preferred the one given to me by a dear friend. She has really good taste.
She wanted to play "Orphan", it went a little like this her parents were dead (sorry Steph & Bri) and her Aunts Melissa and Jamie were taking care of her. Hmmm interesting. I have no idea how the dress up came into play but as you see below I am in a sequined turquoise number... Yep flattering.
Granted it was put on over my very ruffly sweater and jeans. I was very warm... I almost typed "hot" but that wouldn't have been the case. Notice the headband in my hair, she made Melissa wear one also.
Another tid bit from that weekend; one night I was putting NA and her brother NB (seriously it is their initials) to bed. They really wanted to have a sleep over with me but they go to bed at 8 and I wasn't about to.
We were quietly talking and catching up when it was time for me to leave their room. Then this little diddy of a conversation happened:
NB: "Where is your Man? I mean like Uncle Jake?"
Me: Giggle... "I am still choosing"
Me: Escaping towards the door attempting not to sprain my ankle on the toys... "because I want him to be special, someone that is nice and you guys like too"
NB & NA: "Oh"
NA: says something under her breath
NA: very quietly again
Me: stumbling across the toys again "What?"
NA: again quietly
Me: Leaning in very closely now. "What did you say?"
NA: with a huge grin on her face "Please choose Uncle Brian, I really like him and he is really nice." giggle
Me: Giggling " I can't choose Uncle Brian"
NA & NB: "Why Not"
Me: "Because he is my Brother"
Me: "It is against the law"
Me: Thinking I am not going to be a good parent. "It is for many reasons. I know you hate this answer but you will understand when you are older"
Me: "I like Uncle Brian too, he is really nice, Aunt Lori really loves him. I promise I will find a Man that is nice like Uncle Brian"
Moments like that I miss. I better get on the hunt for my Man, someone who will be nice to NA & NB.