Well, I totally forgot to blog about one of the best things that happened to me this summer! I became an aunt again, this time to my very first NIECE!
Gracie Adalee Rutledge was born August 19th, the day before we left for the beach. I did not get to go to the hospital because me and the kids had that fever/rash virus and I was scared she'd get it, but I felt like I was there by all the pictures I was getting. I loved it. Adam, my brother, is one proud Daddy and of course my sister in law Ashley handled childbirth like a pro, pushing out her 9-pound, 2-ounce chunk of love with ease! What a champ!
One reason I was waiting to post was because I did not have any pictures of Gracie other than iPhone pics until I finally took my camera up there to take some. Isn't she beautiful?
She has big blue eyes - they remind me a lot of Mary Ella's. She also has TONS of dark hair and the longest fingers and toes I've ever seen on a baby! I love her.
What a great blessing to have a new baby in the family. Sam and Mary Ella are proud of their sweet new cousin. Mary Ella is so interested in babies now and loved holding Gracie. And Sam surprised me when he seemed to be interested in her too; he just smiled and smiled and even gave her a kiss when I told him to love on her.
We love you, Gracie girl! Welcome to the world!