Hello Baby!

 

My best friend, Bertha showed up at my house yesterday with a wonderful surprise — her beautiful granddaughter, Annie, who’s only 5 months old!  I have been dying to meet the baby since she was born, but we hadn’t been able to work it out.  She totally caught me by surprise when she asked if she could just pop by for a visit and didn’t tell me who she was bringing!  I opened the front door and just gasped when I saw that adorable little baby girl!

Bertha and I were like a couple of seven year olds with a new toy, hugging the baby, making silly faces at her, taking her for a walk and giving her baby food for the next couple of hours! It was wonderful! I hadn’t held a small baby since my own were little. My “baby” is now 4 1/2 years old, so getting do cuddle this sweet, warm bundle of joy, who couldn’t have weighed more than 12 lbs or so just melted me like butter! She had the sweetest toothless smile and I got to use my “baby voice” with her, which I’d totally forgotten I used to use ALL THE TIME with mine! It was awesome!

When the baby got fussy, we put her in the stroller and headed out the door. My 6 and 4 year old daughters (who were star-struck by the cute baby) begged to come along, too. The five of us girl strolled around my neighborhood, while Bertha and I chatted and admired the baby.  It was fun!

Stats: 1.5 miles Time: Who CARES?! 🙂

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