And it is about time!!
Even though I won the contest for choosing the correct date! ( For the record, Kev did too)
We chose September 11th - 7 days past Caroline's due date... for no other reason than it is important to associate positive events with that day as well.
And the fact that just about every other family member that we have has that same birthday.
My sister, Shannon.
My mother-in-law, Mary.
My nephew, Mason.
My sister Shannon's sister-in-law, Judy.
Bethany's boyfriend's mother, Beth.
And now Caroline Ruth.
Ok. So, that is not necessarily "every other family member"... but it is close. And more impactful if I say it that way.
Three cheers for exaggeration!!
And a TRILLION cheers for my sweet niece being born!!!
I am on a cloud of happiness and pride and excitement. And that is a pretty fun cloud to be on.
First, Abigail. Then Tanner. Now Caroline.
A year of AWESOMESAUCE!
(Which translates to mean a year of so much love and so many blessings!)
Is it possible for this little girl to be any more precious?....But the post is up! And it is a great one!
And for goodness sake.....my waterworks this year have gotten quite a workout.
Tears of joy, I tell you. TEARS OF JOY!
Caroline Ruth Switzer
22 inches long.
And we will be fast friends. I'm sure of it. Because I already love this girl more than she will ever know!!
(We also had a similar dinner party when Tanner was born... which I will be posting the recipe for soon!!)
The ribs were amazing! And the party was pretty fantastic... considering that just the two of us attended. I even wore all white - apparently because I was determined to ruin my white shorts once and for all.. .because I did manage to drop an entire sauce coated rib down the front of me. Stained my entire outfit. And then I hit my head on the countertop when I was getting back up from picking it up off the floor.
It resulted in lots of laughter. And was totally worth it!
And reminded me, once again, that I should NEVER EVER own a pair of white shorts.
But seriously, being an aunt is the best title/responsibility that I have ever been given!! (Even better than my beloved pageant title of "Miss All-You-Can-Eat Buffet") And I truly appreciate my wonderful siblings for giving me the opportunity!
Congrats Dave and Laura on your new family!!! And "Welcome To The World" sweet Caroline!