Friday, August 27, 2010

"Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild." ~Welsh Proverb




Charlotte Claire.What a sweet,sweet child.We loved having her here last weekend.Oh,and of course her mommy and daddy too.We loved watching her darling antics and her silly little faces.The Uncles loved watching her scamper about.I think they were in awe of all that Charlotte could do.Like standing up to the staircase and contemplating climbing them.Uncle Jake found great joy in picking her up every chance he got,reading to her,as books are her most favorite and was very proud of the fact that HE was the motivating factor in Charlotte taking her most steps ever.(stand by for video at the end of the post.)And then there was Aunty Zoey. Aunty Zoey loved Charlotte on Aunty Zoey's terms.Zoey needed to approach her and if Charlotte came too close to Zoey's personal space, then Charlotte received the patent Zoey evil eye.Wish I had captured that on film.We have learned that Zoey loves big kids and toddlers but is not fond of babies.Really funny to watch her.She literally turns away from them,makes a face,gives a grunt and that is that.But she tolerated Charlotte for the most part and we were able to catch a few sweet moments between them.










We of course didn't take nearly enough pictures of our time together,but what we always manage to do is make the most of our precious time together.We end up staying in our jammies chatting in the morning,longer than we probably should.We certainly know that we stay up into the night,way later than we should,talking some more and then there is laughing,lots of laughing.We truly just do our best to soak in the beauty of each other,knowing that,before we know it, being together,all together,the 11 of us,under one roof,will be over before we know it.(People trying to make the count work: 8 of us plus Danny,plus Charlotte plus Matt!)

I'd say that is definitely perfect love in every way.

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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

This post and these pictures just make me so happy. What a nice family you have - that you obviously raise/d to be that way. Congratulations and all good wished especially to sweet Zoey.

Cammie Heflin said...

She is so cute, so glad you enjoyed your big family time!

stephanie said...

Charlotte is so beautiful! what a sweet time it must have been. And Z OMGoodness that made me laugh! I do wish you had gotten her on video too!!!

The house looks beautiful! I'm trying to piece it together by looking at the pics!

Rochelle said...

Perfect indeed. Love the picture of Zoey kissing her forehead, sweetness!

heidi marie said...

so adorable. zoey and charlotte are getting cuter everyday. i'm sure they will be the best of friends one day! ;)

Cheri said...

Ooooh man, Charlotte does not help this baby fever over here! ;) She is just so, so CUTE!!!! I love the pictures of Zoey and Charlotte playing together! ....and the wobbly baby steps...such a sweet, sweet milestone!!!

...Caitlin and Danny, she is just beautiful!!

Googsmom said...

OMGoodness is she getting big!

Denise said...

Way to go Charlotte!!! And those pictures of the two of them together were beautiful!!! I just love seeing them together. Glad you guys had such a wonderful weekend together.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful photos & video. Awesome that all 11 of you could spend some time together!

Zoey knows what and what she does not want, that is for sure. Uncle Jake holding Charlotte - so cute (& reading to her) pure sweetness sums up uncle Jake for sure. (bet uncle Joe had a great time also)!

Hugs

Aunt Bluebelle

Reagan Leigh said...

That picture of Zoey with her arm around Charlotte...priceless!!! How sweet is that?!?!?!

Anne and Whitney: Up, Down and All Around said...

sounds like a wonderful weekend so far - love the pics of charlotte with her auntie zoey and her uncles :) i also like your reference to zoey's look she gives - we call whitney's "the stink eye"... she uses it to study things and to give "a look"! :) enjoy your sunday, too!

Angi said...

So happy to read about your "family" all under one roof! Love all the pictures!Hope to meet that sweet girl some day!