The older I get, the more appreciation I have for my brother. He has turned into quite the craftsman, building most anything he can dream up. Russ also grew into the role of "Uncle" quite well. I think it was hard for him at first. 8 years ago he was still in college, living the good life, and it's hard to see the value in your sister's measly family at that stage in life. But now, several years and a niece and 2 nephews later, he has grown up into Uncle Russ.
My kids adore him! He wrestles with them, plays the Wii with them, reads to them and is just plain SILLY! That's the best part of being an aunt or an uncle...you get to be the silly one and not always have to be responsible and a "meanie."
He does spontaneous things, like take them home from our Annual Frazier Thanksgiving in "Miss Daisy" (aka my parents mid-life crisis car)
That girl in the front seat...that's Cami. She is Russ's girlfriend and not only do I adore her, but so do the kids. She is a wonderful person and is as beautiful inside as she is outside. I sure hope she sticks around (hint, hint RUSS!!)