Monday, November 17, 2008

Dear Nieces and Nephews...

Hey kiddos,

It's your Aunt Nicole and Uncle Kevin here to remind you that we love you and miss you all so so much! Here's a picture of us in case you've forgotten what we look like:
Please know that we wish we could be there to hug each and every one of you every single day. We think about you often and your moms and dads and grandmas and grandpas are really good about sending pictures so we can still see all your beautiful faces as you grow into big boys and girls...

Hopefully you'll be able to come to Indianapolis some time because there's so much cool stuff to do here. Also, remind your moms and dads that your Aunt Nicole works at THE WORLD'S LARGEST CHILDRENS' MUSEUM so there's plenty to keep you busy. We've got a carousel ride, real dinosaur skeletons, giant doll houses and loads more! There's also a canal (it's like a mini river) downtown that connects a bunch of other museums, the zoo and even the ballpark! Axel explored the canal with me a couple of months ago and can tell you how awesome it is :-)

Riley, did you know we have a race car track here too? The Indy 500 takes place every May and for that whole month the cars are out practicing at the track. Uncle Kev and I spend quite a bit of time out there and would love to take you some time so try to talk your mom and dad into it, ok? Grandpa Terry has come out to watch the cars before and had a lot of fun!

Sadie, thank you so much for singing 'Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star' to us over the phone the other night. You have a beautiful voice and it made us so happy to hear it! And Maddison it was also so good to hear your voice on the phone too! You sounded like you were having fun with your daddy all to your self and that was a lovely prayer that you said for your Great Grandma. I know she was smiling down on you when she heard it. Can you say a prayer for Grammie too? Little G you sound like you're keeping very busy and great job on using the big girl potty! That's very exciting.

Magnus and Axel, wasn't that a great game the other day when the Packers beat the Bears? And guess what, we might get to see you next week! 6 hours in the car won't seem as long when we know that we will get to see you! Riley, Sadie, Maddison, and G, did you know that Grandpa Terry turns 60 soon?! WOW! Let's try to all get together next summer so we can celebrate, ok?

Before we go, we'll leave you with some thoughts that will keep you young and smiling, even as you get older. I'll practice them from my end if you practice them from your end:

1. It's okay to color outside of the lines. In fact, create new lines of your own!
2. Read. A lot.
3. Dance when you hear music and make music when you can.
4. Wear costumes year-round.
5. Climb trees.

Love you guys so much and we can't wait to see you!

Aunt Nicole & Uncle Kevin


Mom said...

Awesome auntie cole

Tiff said...

Riley said: I want to come to visit so I can see the dinosaur bones. My favorite dinosaur is a terydactyl (sp?) Love you bye.

Sadie says: Thank you for telling me about all the wonderful things in your museum. I wish I lived near you.

Schovillova said...

Oh I MISS you guys!

Rob said...

What a beautiful family you have, Nicole! Your nieces and nephews are so fortunate to have such a wonderful aunt.

I love your advice to color outside the lines. Kinda reminds me of the time I colored a school bus purple in first grade.

Mandi said...

Magnus and Axel said they miss you and hope you guys come up next week!

Schovillova said...

Magnus and Axel - We'll see you in a couple days!! Love you guys :-)

Anonymous said...

Genevieve is actually siiting next to me in that same outfit and the wig. She cannot get enough of it. Miss you and looks like we may be living next to you very soon....keep finger crossed and get my room ready!!!!This is your sister.