We recently got to spend some extra quality time with our niece/cousin, Olivia. She is fun to have around. We had forgotten what it was like to have a little baby in the house. She quickly becomes the center of attention.
She is such a fun age. Everything is new and exciting. You can see the wheels turning as she soaks up every little thing like a sponge.
Her little face lights up when she smiles! Aunt Colleen has been dying for these pictures. I put her in my kitchen sink for a bath, and as you can see she is a splasher. When all was said and done, and she was finally clean there was a puddle half way across my kitchen. But the mess was small compared to how much we were enjoying her.
Sadly, for us, we had to say goodbye tonight. She and her momma, my sister, are moving to AZ. There were quite a few tears on the way home tonight, mine and Avery's. Mitchell was the designated hand holder. The kids are even sleeping in my bed tonight...they needed a little extra cozy time. We will miss her desperately.
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