So, I recently had the privilege of spending time with my sister and her new baby. (3-4 days old! We are both baby novices so it was actually really fun trying to figure out what the baby wanted and why she was crying. Fun, and also loud. That's the great thing about being an aunt, though - I could just be all, "hey, I'm heading out to meet a friend for drinks" and leave for a while, and then come back drunk after the baby was in bed.) Anyway - newborns are amazing, which is not something I had ever noticed before. It's like they have some kind of magical power so that you can just hold one and stare for hours and not get bored. Sort of like taking drugs, but with more control over the experience. And more barf and poop.
Anyway! I took about a thousand photos (really only about 300) and here are some of my sister, the baby, the baby-daddy (who is not only really handsome - way to go, Sue! - but is also an excellent baby-whisperer) and the baby-daddy's two kids (who are freaking adorable. I got to bake pink cupcakes with the little girl - she is 4 and a half and her brother is 2 and a half. I love kids at that age, they're so much fun to do stuff with. Plus they can talk, so they can tell you what's wrong. And the occasional melt-down is par for the course.)
So, pictures, now that you've gotten the cast of characters.
How sweet is that little mouth?
The baby whisperer ...
to the rescue!
(Seriously. She cries and he immediately flips her upside down or does some other kind of baby gymnastics and she calms down instantly.)
The kids are soooo into the baby, it's really sweet (when they aren't poking out her eyes by accident):
Everyone gathered around the baby for a worship session.
All her little outfits are too big since she's still an infant.
This is my favorite photo, out of all 300: