Last week, I became an aunt for the first time!
My brother and his wife had a baby girl. I'm completely smitten :). There's something special about having raised my own three babies... and then getting to see a new life come into the world for my brother and sister-in-law. It's like having the best seat in the house... watching their story unfold, knowing how much they love and cherish their daughter, and knowing that while she's not my daughter or son, she's still mine. She's part of my pack... she's my beloved niece! I will do anything for her, forever and ever. I never knew that my aunts and uncles must love me this much, too. I know, that's sounds so silly for a 30-something adult to think. But if my aunts and uncles love me even a fraction of how much I already love my niece... I'm lucky!
In a few short weeks, my other brother and his wife will have their first child, a little girl! I'll have two beautiful nieces to shower with love :). I'm delighted with this new gig of mine... and my kids can't believe they have cousins now! We're celebrating around here! Hope you all have a lovely Monday!
Pete's smitten too... he LOVES babies!
My grandparents (with my brother and sis-in-law) meeting their 8th GREAT grandchild! Seriously... they have 8 GREAT grandchildren... don't they look incredible??? (um, and major props to my sis-in-law for looking perfect right after giving birth. Actually, we all secretly hate her, right??? ;-)
More adoration going on here... Leah is sooo excited to have a GIRL cousin to play with :)
finally getting Sammy to *smile* concerning the new baby... he's been de-throned as the youngest, and couldn't decide if he actually liked this baby... but apparently, he does :)