Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Hey, it's me, Trale Lewous

Not many are so bold as to demand a special blog post dedicated just to them. Leave it to Uncle Kevin to make such a request. Luckily, he proved himself worthy.
Exhibit A. You'd swear Jake & Kevin were besties from way back. Aside from Kevin's need for 'relief', these two were basically inseparable. Any peep Jake made from his swing, or any time he woke from a nap, Kevin was right there to comfort him in any way he could.

They even spent time having serious discussions:
I'd say Godfather/Uncle (Guncle) Kevin was pretty impressed with his nephew. After all, he had to admire Jake from afar:

And, we're positive Jake loved meeting his guncle because Jake had some pretty important milestones, if you will, while Kevin was here. We have a chain hanging down from our attic opening upstairs, and while we were all standing around getting Jake ready for his bath, he looks up & reaches for the chain. We all stopped and stared at each other. It was the smallest, most amazing thing!
Jake also was responding to his name continuously. I was upstairs changing Jake's diaper and talking with him when Kevin walks in. He stays out of the line of sight, but says "Jake Liam" and Jake searched for where it came from. It would seem that he was just responding to the new, deep voice, but Gary and I were having conversations on and off during that time and Jake didn't waiver from me. Plus, he didn't respond the same as when Kevin said his name. He was more deliberate in finding where his name came from, as opposed to finding that voice he loves. It was incredible.

Uncle Kevin was able to make Jake laugh in ways we surely never thought of! But, I guess that's an occupational hazard as parents! We have a need to stare at his beauty and Kevin wants to see what Jake can really do ;) Just, please, wait til he's older to start "the helicopter" and wrestling. Seriously. Please.

Oh, and something that solidifies every relationship.... Kevin and Jake shared a WMD.....gas

Kevin, even though you're one of the smelliest people I know, it was really great to have you out here. Our door is always open. Jake really loves you, and so do we!

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