I'm not sure whether or not my mother realized it at the time, but
when she gave Allison her new measuring spoon, it was permanently.
Courtney, sporting a "Team Baby" shirt and 25-week-pregnant belly,
couldn't have chosen a more appropriate top for the day. It was the
first time I had seen her since she found out and my first meeting with
the adorable Hanna, my friend Jaime's almost 3-month-old daughter.
You can't tell me there is anything
you would rather do than kiss those cheeks.
What you can't see in this picture are the four adults behind me
desperately trying anything and everything to get the girls to smile.
This is quite possibly my favorite photo of all time. I have plenty
of pictures of various people holding Alli during our trip home,
but no one got quite as big a reaction as my grandma did.
Before I left, I tested Toby's patience.
And every young lady needs a pink Adirondack chair
for poolside afternoons at grandma's house.