Fun with Aunt Did-er-rah

One of Jon’s sisters names is Deidre, pronounced Did-dra. Marielle has yet to say it correctly and says Aunt Did-er-rah every time. She also says “ze-ba-rah”, so it might be something with the “dre” and “bra” that she has trouble with. Either way, she loves Aunt Deidre and I have never seen an adult be so good with kids. She always wants to help us and she will usually offer to take my camera so I can actually be in some pictures. She is wonderful and when sometimes I feel a little bored with the kids, I think, “what does Deidre do with these kids?” I usually re-enact some game she played with them, and it always makes them happy.

I dug through all my pics and found examples of just what Aunt Did-er-rah will do for kids…

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She will play the above “game” of going up and down, up and down, up and down, until the kids get tired – not her!! She’ll keep on and on until they ask to stop.

deidres 046 100_7845 I know she’s not crying in these pictures, but she held Aliza every time she came over to our house – even when she was SCREAMING for those 4 months. She never complained and always tried to give me a break.

100_7925 100_7924 She always brags to her dad when she is getting to hang out with the girls when he isn’t.

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 DSC_0192 DSC_0196 Here I think she was getting Marielle to pretend to cut up tomatoes and onions to make a soup. She was chopping them, putting them in the bucket and stirring them around. Marielle LOVED it. She will still do that when we get in the fountain to play!

d jaci's bday party 086 d jaci's bday party 087 Tea party, coffee party, making sandwiches, not sure what this was, but she had Marielle and a few others, full attention.

girls 002 She loves to take Marielle to feed the ducks in the pond across the street from her house.

f 141 f 155 f 157 Aliza’s first popsicle!

lsu - florida tailgating 008 meg tailgating 003  She and Chris took Marielle tailgating just after I had Aliza to give us a little break.

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I’m not sure what this one is called, but the girls had a blast. This one, I had to re-enact the next day!

This woman will crawl all over the floor, let the kids crawl on her, play peek-a-boo, play hide and seek, be silly, silly, silly, to no end for these kids. And she loves it.

And she’s Aliza’s godmother – and great at it!! Thanks for everything Aunt/Nanny Deidre! We love you!

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