My baby nephew Kolton is turning 20 this week! You may remember my Graduation Letter to him from the blog a few months back. Fun fact: I’m closer in age to my nieces and nephews than I am to my siblings. When my 3 nieces and my nephew were babies I would snuggle them and entertain them for hours on end. I was head over heels in love with those little babies the way only a ten year old girl can be. I wrote poems about them, sang to them, tried to teach them tricks, changed diapers, carried them everywhere on my hip and loved every minute of it. Throughout the years I’ve tried to be as involved as possible. I’ve gone to countless sporting events, choir shows, school plays, livestock competitions and the like. When my nieces started high school they naturally pulled closer to me and our dynamic became more like girlfriends but with my nephew it was the opposite. I think boys kind of keep to themselves anyway at that age, but that’s why I’ve been SO excited to make a trip to visit him in Tulsa. He’s a grown guy now in college. My own college experience, it should be said for the record, was THE FUNNEST!!! So seeing him on the football field and getting a tour of where he lives left me feeling nostalgic and proud and all of those good things. Also when I see those dimples I automatically picture him like this:
Love you, KB! So glad you were born!
My Tulsa Game Day earrings are the Peacock Chandeliers from Stella and Dot, worn as a button stud! If you are so inclined, you can shop them at stelladot.com/emilykuhlman
A beautiful windy November day
My gorgeous niece Kallin. Look at that smile!
Kuhl Fam Cam!
I have to keep up my rep as an overbearing Aunt by ambushing him on the sidelines for a photo op.
Savvy and my Sis were quite the attraction!
We stopped to take a picture of Savvy and when we turned around Avery was gone. This is where we found her!
The sweetest Tulsa Cheerleaders ever!
A rare picture of Savvy crying. It had been a VERY long day at this point.
Basking in the glow of a Tulsa WIN
My mom even made her famous chocolate cake and brought it for him from Kansas City
Kolton’s roomie Jake joined us for dinner. Aren’t they too adorable?
The only time I look short
Our proud family after the game!