Eight years ago, I was eagerly awaiting the January birth of my first niece and nephew. We were a family without children, and desperately wanted some little ones to love. Who would have thought that eight years later, my sister would have not one, but two sets of boy/girl twins?!?
Before I was "Mimi..." Before I was "Mama..." I was "Fun Aunt Tammy," and I do my very best to continue to live up to the precedents that I set long ago when it comes to these kids and their expectations of their Aunt Tammy. How could I not!?! These kids are simply the best!
My Oldest Nephew, "Buddy" - 7-year-old "older" twin to Ka-Diva, and the absolute sweetest, most loving child you will ever meet in your life... Fiercely protective of the people he loves, he has this incredible heart, and is always trying to take care of people and make everyone happy and comfortable. He has been amazing with all of my foster babies, and is always one of their favorite people because of it. He can be a total goofball, but he is also quite a gentleman and is very popular with the ladies because of it. ;-) He is an "old soul" and wise beyond his years. He has "deep thoughts," and often says things that make you stop in your tracks and think. He's ridiculously bright and totally gives me a run for my money when playing games. There's no "taking it easy on him because he's a kid." He's way too smart for that! I am so unbelievably in awe of him. He inspires me every single day, and I can't say enough how very, very proud I am of him! :-)
the goofiest faces you've ever seen in a split second. She's very into safety and an excellent "babysitter" for all of the kiddos in her life. She's always practical, anticipating their needs, and watching out for potential dangers. I love every single second that I get to spend with my "Mini Me," and I am so blessed that I get to be such a huge part of her life. She makes me smile that "knowing" smile because with her, I know what's coming next. ;-) I love this girl like no other!
These four kiddos have brought so much joy, laughs, and love to our family! They complete us! ...and I am very, very thankful that God entrusted these little souls to our family to love.