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.