My brother Ben and his wife Sara visited us last week. We had a lot of fun with them while they were here, but for the girls it was pure magic.
Ben and Sara are active and engaged. They made sure to make special time with each girl. The first morning that they were here Elise asked Sara to come with her to preschool. Cordelia and Ben took a very long walk together. Elise was proud to show off her aunt. Cordelia is still talking about how special her Ben time was.
Ben and Sara have maintained their own curiosity (something surprisingly lacking in most adults) and the girls are just so happy to have someone who can be on their level without talking down to them.
Ben and Sara know how to play and simply have fun. For Ben the world is his playground. He hangs from trees and pretends to be a sloth. Just walking around the house he can turn into a robot and make mundane tasks into adventures.
My brother is funny and loud and weird. Sara is not at all loud, but she is smart and funny and kind. The girls absolutely revel in their presence.