Wednesday, July 1, 2009

My Newest Niece

Hi everyone! I haven't posted in several days because we were traveling back to the States. We arrived at 11:00 PM Monday evening, and I have been too exhausted to do much on my computer, but I had a good night's sleep last night, and thought I'd better get busy.

Another thing that is hard about living in a foreign country, away from family and friends, is that sometimes, friends or family members have a baby, and you have to wait a while before you can see them. This is my newest niece Natalia. She was born last December, but I did not get to see her in person until yesterday, June 30th. Of course I had seen pictures, but that is just not the same as getting to hold, hug and kiss. As you can see, she is totally adorable. I'm so glad that she is not a shy baby and scared of strangers. She came to me right away, and I think I held her pretty much the whole day. If you know anything about me, you know that I love babies and children. Well, I was right in my element yesterday, as my sister has this baby and a 4 year old daughter as well. Then, my sister's best friend came over and she has 4 daughters, ranging in age from 7 to 2 months. Boy did I have a ball.

It will be hard when we have to leave the States again and she changes so much before the next time we get to see her, but for the time being, I will try to spend as much time with them as I can, holding and hugging all of my nieces to help them remember me.


  1. Didn't know you'd be posting whist on vacation. Pretty baby there. Don't forget the last one to hold her changes her.

    Have a good time and enjoy yourself.

  2. Oh Jackleen, you look like you're in your 7th heaven. What a treat to see the little ones in the US again. My dh also only saw our new granddaughter on 18th June when she was almost 3 months old. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your stay. (((Hugs))) Jo

  3. @eloh, I have already changed her! At least she was just wet though!! :o)

    Jo, yes, babies and children are my favorite thing in the world. My sister says I need to move back here and start a daycare! :o)

  4. I'm so glad for you that you're having a great time and enjoying your adorable little niece. Give plenty of hugs and kisses, children never get enough!
    Enjoy your holiday with your family.

  5. Welcome to Natalia! She's so cute. The pictures of you are lovely, too.

  6. Dedene and Flo, thanks! I was with my sister again last night. This time I took my 2 boys. Natalia was so funny because she could not take her eyes off of Dillon. I don't know what it was about him, but we laughed so hard at her.