Welcome Mikayla Ashlee Black

I meant to do this a couple of days ago but have been busy with kids and work. I just wanted to welcome my new little niece to the world. My sister Sarah gave birth to a wonderful little baby girl on Tuesday afternoon. She was 8 lbs. 5 oz. and was 20 inches long. The named her Mikayla Ashlee. It is very exciting to have a little niece, but the only disappointment for me is the fact that I am not going to get to see her anytime soon. I really do look forward to the day I get to old her. As for now photos will just have to do.

As my brother put it on his twitter feed, technology is amazing. Sarah gave birth and with in a matter of an hour I got to see photos of her. (I am sure I could have seen them sooner, but I would imagine they were pretty busy.) I love the fact that we can use technology in this manner and be able to be a part of what is going on in our friends and families lives without having to actually be there.

Congratulations to Sarah and Josh on your new little angel. She is precious, and I am sure that the both of you are going to make wonderful parents. But, as for now have fun with nights of very little sleep. It gets better I promise, but it will never be the same as it use to be. In the whole scheme of things the lack of sleep is definitely worth it.

Below is a link to a photo album of Mikayla.

Mikayla’s photos

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The Better Parent

We had something funny happen very early this morning (5 am). Gavin woke up and used the bathroom and then went to get back in bed. He is extremely picky about how his covers are on him. Kristee tried to make him happy but he would just cry and fuss about it, then I went in to see if I could make it right, but it was the same thing. He just cried about his blankets and I would arrange them the way he was telling me, but it wouldn’t make him happy. I told him that I was through and was going back to bed and he could do it on his own.

He continued to cry and carry on, then we hear little footsteps going across the floor and it was Halee leaving her room. She went into Gavin’s room and started talking to him to help in out. He quit crying and she fixed his blankets the way he wanted them and he was quiet and went back to sleep. It is crazy to see that he responds better to Halee, I mean he quit crying and actually talked to her rather than cry to hear. And then the fact that a five year old can fix his blankets the way he wanted them fixed and 2 grown adults couldn’t figure it out. From now on I think Halee just needs to get up in the night and help him out when he has problems. Oh and when she finished fixing his blankets she told him that she was going to get back in bed and she did.

They are so cute and hilarious when they interact with one another.

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