Sunday, June 1, 2008

My little brother pays a visit 1

This past week my kid brother Mason flew in for a week visit. We all had a fantastic time! My kids warmed up to him in like 5 seconds and we spent most of the nights talking until we passed out from exhaustion. (good times.) Mason & I are 9 years apart and growing up we definitely had our struggles. We fought like crazy and he drove me up the wall with his "immaturity" because I was soooo "mature"(ya right). But now that we are both in our 20's and a bit more "mature," we have been able to cultivate a great friendship as brother & sister, for which I am truly grateful. So sometimes I am a little cranky. It's amazing that my attitude shifts from pleasant to psycho around the same time every month, wonder why that is? :) Anyway... Hans & Mason noticed the beginnings of the my morph into the Wicked Witch of the West and decided to bring me these little sweethearts. The lovely flowers & 2 Advil did the trick and stopped the transformation. Mason brought a John Bytheway CD with him and in it he talked about gardening and supposedly, dandelions were imported from Europe because the leaves were considered a delicacy, at the time. I'm sure the gardeners at Como Lake would like to thank whoever did that, personally.
You can't see it, but her back was covered in yellow pollen from lying in the dandelions.

Amelia called Mason's name all day long. When he would answer her, she became extremely coquettish.

We sat Amelia in this tree and she was very content to stay put, so Mason & I took 30+ pictures of her. It's was loads of fun. Amelia was in such a chipper mood.


I love my brother, of course, but he loves to "strike a pose" and it drives me nuts. I was trying to take pictures of him with Amelia and they ended up looking like engagement pictures. (I know, weird.) So... I had to snap pictures of them when he wasn't looking and I think this one is definitely an all time keeper.

7 comments:

Jean Smith Photography said...

so awesome that your little bro would come visit! man...i feel like my little brothers don't even know my kids...they only see them once or twice a year...breaks my heart...wish they would come to visit...

Jill Mennig said...

All very lovely. The dandelions look so inviting.

The Mortensens said...

So cute Monica! We miss MN and we've only been gone a few days!! Looks like you had a lot of fun with your brother!

The Morris Fam said...

All of the new pictures are so fun to look at!!! Awesome!

Amber said...

Hannah! I found you via Julie- you're looking great and your kids are adorable!

Stacie Morris said...

Beautiful, BEAUTIFUL pictures, Monica!

Farnsworth Family said...

BEAUTIFUL pictures!