In lieu of my own children.

I never wanted to be a godparent.  Firstly, because I don’t believe in God and secondly, because I was never up for the responsibility.  But shortly after meeting my niece, Riley Izabella, I felt a little bond to her.  Mostly because she reminds me so much of my grandmother, which instantly made her my favorite little Garcia.  So when my brother Paul approached me with the task, who was I to say no.  I actually don’t even mind the responsibility.  I already got her a book for turning 6 months and I fully intend to keep her stocked in good music.  I feel as though that’s all I really have to be concerned with for now.  Make sure that all presents are books and mp3’s, check.  Perhaps I’ll throw in a toy here and there, but I’m sure everyone else will more than take care of that.  It may be years before she appreciates my nerd gifts, but as long as she’s hanging with me, I’m sure that it won’t be long before she fully grasps the awesomeness of being a geek.

Yesterday I spent my first nearly full day with her.  I fed her for the first time and she passed out within seconds.  I witnessed my first bath time (or sink time).  I heard her speak, a lot of Da da da’s and Ba ba ba’s.  Very advanced language for a 7  month old.  I promised my brother I wouldn’t post a ton of pictures of his kid all over the facebook and other such sites, so you guys can’t see the full million photos I took yesterday.  Here’s a little sneak peak though.

Fecking adorable! I’m already working on a mix for her first year of life.  She needs to hear what was happening, minus the Bieber.  First track off Riley’s birth year mix (Month, October): Sleigh Bells – Crown on the ground.

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