“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” – Jim Valvano
Family life has been fun as of late – and busy! We have a new family addition to integrate into our chaotic, busy, funny, and laughter-filled life. My brother’s baby, Alise, has us all smitten. The entire family (that’s Grandma Kelly and Grandma Wenche below) has such fun just staring at at her, holding her and cuddling her. She is almost three weeks old now.
As is clear in the above photo, Baby Lily weighs about twice what baby Alise weighs. Soon, cousin Alise will be able to handily win wrestling matches just by growing a tinch more. And no, that’s not a joke. Lily is 20.2 pounds and Baby Alise just hit 11 pounds. Chris and I apparently produce petite little shrimps and should not be planning on any football scholarships to help with college.
Jamisen loves, loves, loves baby Alise. It is rather endearing how loving he is since he knows she’s going home and not staying at his home, fighting for precious resources.
Lily is contemplative about this new addition that is taking attention from her but she seems to feel that her piercing blue-grey eyes and perfect heart bow lips will win the day.