Sydney is four and a half years old, and there are still so many relatives that she has never met. Up until recently one of her uncles has lived in a completely different state, so she never met him.
He recently moved back this way and was visiting Great Grandma for a while. So a couple of weeks ago we decided that maybe a visit was in order since Sydney had never met him, and we hadn't seen him since not long after Chris and I had started seeing each other.
When we got there Sydney was a little withdrawn at first. She knew he was her uncle, but she still kind of clung to mommy. We had lunch together and then I told him the secret to getting Sydney to love you for forever...
All you have to do is get on the floor and play with her. Once you put yourself on her level like that she will lighten up and you can both be best buddies. He built blocks with her, colored with her, and even did puzzles. For that day he was favorite uncle. We stayed for a while and they got to know each other while we sat in the same room talking and visiting with Granny as well. It was ugly outside, but a pretty great day in all. Sydney loves getting to know more of her family and we love getting to visit.