Last weekend, we went to visit Jay's family in Louisiana so that we could meet up with Jay's sister, Andrea, and our new niece, Elizabeth. She is beautiful and soft and wiggly. She has a perfectly shaped head and bright blue eyes. I love her.
Andrea was kind enough to let me steal her baby for an hour so I could practice taking pictures.
We had fun, Elizabeth and I.
Okay, so mostly I. But I like to think she enjoyed it, too.
The whole "Aunt" thing is still new to me. I have two other nieces and a brand new nephew, and it's only just now starting to sink in.
Maybe it's because I "married into" being an aunt. Spending Christmas with my two oldest nieces, though, sealed the deal.
I love being an aunt.
I can be proud of the little tykes, play with them, brag about them...
But when they cry, I can just hand them back to their moms.
It's kinda like being a grandparent, but without all that raising-your-own-kids stuff. Not that I'm opposed to having kids.
Especially if they look like this.
Thanks, Andrea, for letting me take pictures of your baby. And for letting me post them so I can brag on my niece.
And most of all...