TJ and his nino

TJ’s godfather, or nino, is my brother-in-law Will. Will is such a great guy. When Bobbie and Will first started dating, I was in the fifth grade and I repeated what I had heard on Ricki Lake: “Yeah I think he has potential.” I’m so glad my good word has kept them together!

Of course TJ quickly fell in love with his uncle Will. TJ would walk up to Will and lift his arms above his head like, “I WOULD LIKE TO BE LIFTED NOW, JEEVES.” He loved being perched so high off the ground. Because I’m short, TJ has a better chance of reaching any elevation by standing up on his own.

When TJ scraped his forehead, Will taught his girls how to handle a situation like that, to act calmly but quickly when someone gets injured. I wasn’t there (partying! of course!) but I knew that TJ was well taken care of.

They made a conference call just so TJ could learn how to yell, “Buy! Sell! Buy! Sell!”

At the beach, Will was in charge of launching TJ into the air. It was successful.

TJ still looks around for his Uncle Will to lift him as high he likes because he knows he’s not going to get any air with me. That’s the nino’s job.

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  1. :'( I can be quite the emotional person.. and your post has touched me greatly.. Thank you so much for the kind words and thoughts.. I miss you guys tremendously.. after you guys left, I looked at the door the next day waiting for TJ to burst in with his huge smile. TJ is awesome. The girls had a blast with him around.. they were so anxious to get home from school every day just to see you guys.. The minute I picked them up, they would ask “Is Auntie Mona and TJ home?” We really enjoyed the time you guys were out here and wish you could have stayed longer.. I don’t think we would have let you guys leave so soon if Mike and Nathan were here with you..

  2. This was a great post. I’m so happy you got to spend so much time with your family! šŸ™‚
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