Visits with Uncle Christopher and his Princess

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Bill's brother, Christopher, lives in Arizona and he comes into town about twice a year. He always finds time to play with the kids and they look forward to his visits very much. We found out that he was going to be in town for Bill, Grandpa Casey, and Brendan's birthday's (they are all within 10 days of each other). Uncle Christopher is not married, so the kids had been praying that he would meet his Princess soon, because he has, in the past, met whatever is the female version of the proverbial frog. He has been dating Jane for a while now and she was going to come for the second half of his visit. The kids have recently been praying that she would be his Princess. We tried cyber stalking her, but those darn facebook privacy settings are impossible to get around. So we were all looking forward to actually meeting her.

When he came to town, he said he would like to come to the kids' soccer practice/clinic thing--(whatever it is, it is poorly organized but it didn't cost much, so whatever). They had only had one class the week before and apparently Liam stood around the whole time--didn't enjoy running, and Rori hadn't wanted to play soccer in the first place. However, Uncle Christopher is "magical" and they played for him. I have no idea how he got them to play!
nothing like a bribe...

Scratch that, Liam played the whole time, Rori played for about a third and then found better things to do

He also tried to teach Brendan how to skip...later you will see that Uncle Christopher is an excellent skipper...

Then, Jane came into town. We were all very excited to meet her! Jane is a lovely woman that loves Uncle Christopher very much. We liked her so much that we all proposed (sorry about stealing your thunder, Uncle Christopher) but apparently it doesn't really count unless it comes from him. whatever.

Anyway, the fall colors have been so beautiful, and Jane is actually from here and it's something that she missed. So, I suggested that we do a photo shoot since they didn't have any pictures of themselves together. I'm bossy, what can I say?
Aren't they adorable?
See, he's an excellent skipper

The day they left for Arizona, the kids wanted to go to Grandma Casey's and were very sad to hear that Uncle Christopher (or as Brendan calls him "That Guy") and Princess Jane went home. We are all looking forward to the next time they are in town, and no pressure, but we are hoping Uncle Christopher has finally met his Princess!


Baba HooHoo said...

Great photos missy!

Leslie Shogren said...

Beautiful fall pictures of Uncle Christopher and Princess Jane!

Christopher said...

Jaime -- I thought the pics were brilliant (thank you again) and your blog/post was even better, you are extremy "crafty" Thanks for making my trip so great and Jane thinks you are amazing. I told her everyone in the fam would trade me for her LOL.

Anonymous said...

It was a wonderful visit from Uncle Christopher and it was a pleasure to meet Jane. And yes we'll make that trade--Bill