I’m baa-aaaack! I’ve missed you guys! And I’m sorting through about one gillion photos from my trip to the east coast (I like to take the pictures!). I had a lovely time with my family, going on adventures, sharing meals, just being together. It makes me realize how much I miss them. And where I get my crazy-parts. (All adorable characteristics, of course!)
I thought I’d start things off by introducing you to my nephew Hudson! He is SO TINY! Well, he’s regular baby sized, but…TINY!! It’s amazing that we all started out that small with the little fingernails and the crying about everything. *I’m the same now, except my fingernails are adult-sized. I spent a few days with him at my sister’s in Baltimore. He is a baby shaped portable heater. He smells nice. And he’s fun to kiss on the head.
I tried to help out where I could: I made salmon for dinner that set off the smoke alarm, I clogged the shower drain, I ate all their food, drank their booze. I’m the best! (It was just the dill on top of the salmon that was on fire…)
That’s me, carting Hudson around the market. Giving my sister a break, but also demonstrating how easy it is to be a mom! Just put him in that carrier thing and voila! I don’t know why my sister’s so tired — this is a breeze! (My arm gets a cramp, I hand him over to Les, sit down, relax with a glass of wine and do not respond to crying because she is handling all of it.)
Oh wait. Being an Aunt is what’s easy… Especially if your nephew’s a winner!
Hudson also met his great grandparents for the first time, in Lancaster, PA. He impressed them by sleeping and farting occasionally.
It’s amazing how fast he’s growing. In just days his cheeks got chubbier (cuuuuute). I loved watching my sister and brother in law take care of him. They love him beyond measure. My whole family does. I also love that my sister changes his #2 diapers with a crinkled nose and “yucky” face. And that she’s delighted by him. My favorite phrase of the visit is hers, when Hudson furrows his brow just before he launches into a fussy crying fit “Don’t over-think it.”
Want more Hudson? You got it, right here…