I get a little bummed out sometimes not having the people closest to me, well, very close to me. At the risk of sounding creepy, if I could just put all our family and closest friends on the same street so we could all just hang out whenever we wanted, I would do it. Maybe I was spoiled growing up with my best friend right down the street, but now she's an hour away and that gets tricky between the "schedules" and health of 7 children between us. Last week was spring break for us and she managed to come up for a few hours. And even though, when I look at these pictures, I still think "Man we look like we live in a dirt pit," the kids don't mind so why should we?
I never take good pics when Meg and I are together. I hate to stop visiting long enough to concentrate on my camera. I do love this picture of Tate and Polly though.
And these little curly-headed, dirt-smeared dears.
Their visits never last long enough, but we'll take them any way they come.
We'll also take this guy any way HE comes. Remember Milo's feet? Well, here is his perfect little face! This pic was taken in the hospital when he was less than a day old. I was lucky enough to be stopping for my brief introduction when he decided to wake up for a little bit and look around. Is there anything sweeter?
My brother and Amy have had a dicey couple of weeks as new parents of newborns often do, but they brought Milo to us on Sunday and we're so glad they did. Elle finally got to tickle her baby cousin!
Tate again with the face peering! But he's my sweetie about that baby... just keeps asking me about babies and about all of them when they were babies and he says "I can't wait to see Milo again; he's just so cute!!" I love the look Milo is giving Tate here.
And then after all the tickling and peering and ooohing and aahing,
I think we wore him out.
And then Aunt Liss got to hold him while he slept and that was nice. And then I got to hand him back when he fussed and, I must confess in spite of all the warm fuzzies babies bring with them, that was even nicer. :-)