My two favorite moments from the time at my brother's house on Sunday? One was reading Presley one of the books we gave the girls: Rosie Revere, Engineer, and the second was watching Paxten be Paxten.
After I read the title to my oldest niece she said: "I don't know what an engineer is?" I explained that an engineer is a person that builds, designs, improves, things. I also informed her that my husband (her uncle) has his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering, but that's the kind of engineer that doesn't build things, and he can't even wire a house. (Ha!)
While I was reading to Presley I informed her when we reached the most important part of the book, and I read this line twice: "Life might have its failures, but this was not it. The only true failure can come if you quit." She looked at me and said: "I don't understand what that means." It made me happy that she as a soon-to-be-six-years-old doesn't understand that line. However, when she experiences a "brilliant first flop" in her life, I hope she'll remember Rosie Revere, Engineer: "Life might have its failures, but this was not it. The only true failure can come if you quit."
My second favorite part of the time at my brother's house was when Paxten was performing for us all.
We love our nieces.