Kai and I spent the day in a quiet and restless excitement as we awaited the arrival of his new brother or sister. Kate & Cory decided to keep the gender a surprise, so we have all been playing guessing games for the past nine months. Kai had been pretty persistent about it being a sister the past few weeks, and came up with numerous names for her like, Bye-Bye, Mom and Elmo. I had started to feel some pretty strong girl vibes, too - so I was surprised when a baby boy arrived. His name is Asher and he is beautiful! Meeting him in the hospital was such a special moment and made me feel very nostalgic for the days when my own little sister, brothers and cousins were born. I cannot express how much new little lives enchant me. They are so tiny and so perfect.
I am so excited and lucky to be the nanny of two precious boys. Kai is going to be such a wonderful big brother. The three of us are going to have a lot of fun together.
My goodness, I nearly forgot that I have a blog! Life certainly is exhausting me right now. I am trying to take a deep breath and relax. I have chocolate meringues in the oven, a wine of glass (see? stressed!) in my hand, and classical music playing. One might say I am falling apart, but I am doing my best to keep my head on straight. For now, all I will say is; cross your fingers for me, dear friends and readers! I am desperately searching for an apartment, while wrapping my mind around the realities of all of the other major shifts about to occur in the very near future.
I took these photos of Kai while he was eating his lunch the other day. The Elmo balloon (which I got for him on his Birthday two weeks ago) so happily hovers above him during every meal. The light at the moment was nice and the colors were popping; I just simply couldn't help myself. What a darling boy.
My dad sent this in an email to me today. The photo was taken at an event called "The Bug Race", when he was a senior in high school. He's the one driving. I really liked the photo, so I thought I'd share!