Peanut is here. But we are going to call her Sophie.
Michael Sophia made her entrance at 10pm on 12/24/14. 7lbs, 1oz, 20.75″ long. She was just two hours short of sharing her birthday with her great – grandmother (my mother). And stunningly beautiful! She and my niece are both healthy and happy, and I am over the moon with having a little girl! Don’t get me wrong, a boy would have been nice too, but we have one of those already, and I wanted to shop for something PINK!
We spent Christmas Eve with my other niece and her little boy, who is 4 and knows exactly what Santa is all about. I finally had to call the Norad Hotline to speak to an Elf (thank you Julie, who ever you are!!) at 8:30 to calm him down and convince him to go home and get in his jammies and ready for bed. His eyes were huge while we were on the phone with them, and she told Keegan that Santa would be arriving in the area in half an hour, so he better be in bed! He was so cute. “Santa” made a stop at our house over the weekend to drop off a load of gifts and Keegan opened them with gusto. Santa also brought a copy of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” which we read together before he left.
I now have a healthy happy grand-niece and grand-nephew here in DE (and scads of them in Colorado!). What a great holiday!