Thursday, September 9, 2010

Visiting the Pseudo Nephews

David and I spent Labor Day weekend in Columbia, South Carolina, visiting Becky and her family.  Her boys, Gus and Cormac, are SO much fun, and I wanted to try and remember everything Gus said over the weekend cause he pretty much cracked me up the entire time...but I may have already forgotten them all...

In an effort to save quite a bit of money, we drove from Stillwater to Dallas/Ft. Worth Thursday around midnight.  The flight left DFW at 7am, so we made it in plenty of time to park the car, take the shuttle to the terminal, get checked in and then wait on the flight.  The two hour flight to Columbia seemed to take foooorrreevver, as I was just so ready to be there, I was about to jump out of my skin.

We finally made it, and an unusually shy Gus met us at the airport with his mom and baby brother, but it didn't take him long to be comfortable around us again and start filling us in on his stories (apparently, he, his brother and his dad are going to grow up and be goats...but not Becky cause she's a girl, and she's "going to have a lot of goats in her house!")

We spent some of that first day at the zoo.

The next day, unfortunately, we slept in...guess we were a little tired from staying up the night before...but we were looking forward to football, beer and Krissy coming down from Virginia to play with us too!

It was a great relaxing day by their pool, watching football and playing with the boys.  (Originally, Cormac was in the front of the wagon and Gus in the back, but Gus had to drive..."Nonononono, Cormac, you're going too fast!"...)

Sunday, we went on a tour of the University of South Carolina's campus.  It was really beautiful, and I was growing increasingly jealous that I didn't get to work on a campus like this one...
Cormac was having some fun scooting a cup along the floor like a car. 

And while Becky's not my real sister (doesn't matter...I still consider her my sister), and her children are not my real nephews, I LOVE hearing Gus call me "Aunt Kelsey."  He was playing with this bug puzzle, and one of the pieces is an ant.  One of the times he was playing with it in the car, he handed me the ant piece and said, "This is you, Aunt Kelsey, cause you're an ant!" 

It was such a fun weekend, and ended much too quickly.  Aunt Kelsey and Uncle David are looking forward to making another trip out there soon.  Maybe I'll remember everything he says then...


Matthew and Emily Clothier said...

Yea! I was so excited and looking forward to this post! Love that you had a great time!

The Bryans said...

We were so happy you came to visit! Gus and Cormac both had a great time!