Sunday, October 2, 2011

I'm a Great Auntie!

I'm not announcing what a fabulous Auntie I am, I am actually a Great Aunt!  This is Holden....he's precious...utterly adorable.  He has LOTS of hair, my niece's nose and he squeaks when he cries! He weighs nothing...his skin is so soft I can hardly feel it as I stroke his little cheek.  He smells like heaven and his elbows and knees are wrinkly and sweet.  His head feels like the softest, most luxurious velvet.  Did I mention how precious he is?
I am in love!
Truth be told, there is an issue.  It seems that every single "Great Aunt" I've ever known has been very, very, very, very, very old.  Elderly in fact.  So, while I relish my new role, I have a bit of angst about it.  I think I could handle Grandma better...there are young Grandmas...I've met some...but Great Aunts have traditionally been crotchity and smelled of old.  I suppose it's up to me to shatter that perception!  I'm up to the challenge!  Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to the drug store to buy some more hair dye!
Welcome to the world little Holden!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Birch Bark House Charm

On a walk yesterday, I spied some white birch trees with long strands of hanging, peeling bark.  I told my hubs that I HAD to have some!  He is used to my constant he waited patiently while I gathered it up!  When I got home, I covered a funky little house charm with it.  I love it!  It's so natural and seems a good place for a little bird to wait out the winter...