Friday, May 1, 2009

The Life of Riley, or 'My dad called me Tiger'



Riley Kanaka'aukai Abihai Phillips.
He arrived at 2:15 a.m., April 29 in Kahului, Maui.
He is 7 pounds, 11 ounces and already 20 inches tall.

Welcome, baby.

This next picture is his dad, Andrew, holding Riley's big brother 2 1/2 years ago.



And here's Ethan in one of his most Perfect Moments. He wore his Auntie Sara's shoes like a pair of skis.




Riley's arrival got me to thinking about nephews this week.. naturally. Andrew was my first nephew.



Henry was the second. What a cutie. I happened to live nearby during his early years and he was the one who taught me that you FALL IN LOVE with kids. Big, deep, Auntie love.

Henry loves biking and I'm sure that gives him Perfect Moments. I often think about another.

When Henry was about 4, his dad had just come home from work one day and was walking up the wooden steps in their house, loosening his tie and making sure he didn't knock down the kid trailing at his feet.

"I'll change and then meet you downstairs, Tiger," dad said as he headed on upstairs.

Henry stopped in his tracks, looked toward where I was sitting in the TV room and just about swooned, "My dad called me Tiger." His Perfect Moment.




Here's Zev, our little daredevil. He loves skiiing, swimming, playing. His Perfect Moment was...





.. forgetting everything else but playing in the sand at the beach.. that's a Perfect Moment. Well, in retrospect .. and if you weren't his mom trying to get him cleaned off and in the car.

Robin, Tempe


4 comments:

Derrick and Melissa said...

It is so easy to fall in love with the sweet little ones that call you Auntie.

Lori said...

Kids really teach us to be present, don't they? I wonder when we learn not to.

These are beautiful and vibrant photos!

Martha said...

Great stories and pics, I love being an Auntie!

Cara said...

You life is just full of perfect moments - that is a blessing.

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