When my cousin Lauren emailed about planning a surprise Orlando trip for Jamie’s birthday, it felt like she was giving *us* a present! We counted down the days and minutes with Ollie. Five minutes in to their trip and it was alllllll about Uncle Jamie and “Uncle Lauren.” <3 It’s been two months since their trip and they’re still in his daily conversations! :)
When I decided to make an effort to share more personal photos this year, these guys were a major part of that decision. They’re AMAZING wedding photographers in San Francisco, which meant we used their visit as an excuse to sneak in some cute family photos of US! Not only are Jamie and Lauren talented, but like Nate, they’re catnip to kids, which meant we even got family photos of Ollie laughing! Co-operating! Who would have thought! <3
Kicking things off with our goodbye cousin selfie, because ummmmm look at Ollie please and thank you.
Jamie hadn’t been to the parks in over a decade and it was Lauren’s first visit! It was amazing to experience it through their eyes! (Lauren actually gasped when she saw Cinderella Castle and it gave me goosebumps!!)
We told him we were going to see Anna and Elsa so he chose his fancy outfit, bow tie and all. <3
Being a *little* shy after bringing his girls chocolate! :)
Talking their ear off about it being Uncle Jamie’s birthday and we made brownies and sang happy birthday and he’s over there and has brown eyes and Olaf is not here and where is he and he’s gonna come through this door right now and what’s Sven doin’, and… and! He’d talk to them forever if we let him (from a safe distance, of course.)
I get pooped after social situations too, dude.
He could honestly pass for theirs and it makes me so so happy. <3
Me : Hey, Ollie- who do you think you wanna ride Dumbo with? Me and Papa or-
Ollie : UNCLE LAUREN AND UNCLE JAMIE. I RIDE WITH UNCLE LAUREN AND UNCLE JAMIE PLEASE MAMA.
We had a surprise run in happy visit with Alexis and Miranda!!!!!!!!!!!!
<3 <3 <3
Parade Ollie is a liiiiiittle shy but alllllll about forcing Animal to high-five and say hello to everyone! <3
Absolutely exhausted from smiling and waving and I’m here for it!
GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH. Also please take note at the difference in my son’s facial expressions between this photo and the one of him with US below, lol!
Uncle Jamie and Uncle Lauren, we’re counting the days until our next visit!!!!! <3