Charlotte 03.04.11 & Annie 01.23.09
Ben was invited to the MAVS game on Thursday, so I decided it was the perfect opportunity for me to visit these sweet little girls! I could not wait for the work day to be over so I could go play. The moment I walked in the door I was blown away by how adorable they are! Agree??
I immediately headed out the back door to blow bubbles, play soccer, "mow the lawn," play hide-and-seek and play on Annie's playground. I cannot tell you the number of times I caught myself throwing my head back and laughing or standing in amazement at some of the things she said. Annie is definitely her mother's daughter. She could seriously talk your ear off and I love it!!
After eating some yummy homemade chili, I finally got to hold Charlotte. It's hard for me to give up play time with Annie when she is so fun and so excited to play, but she was still finishing up her dinner. Ohmygoodness, how can you love someone so much that has only been on this earth for 3 weeks?!?! It is just absolutely incredible to me! Every little noise she makes just melts your heart.
I didn't get to hold her long, but every second was fabulous! I had to give her up when Annie kept coming over and asking, "Nalie, want to play play doh?" I mean how can you say no?! After playing for a little while, we headed upstairs before bath time to play soccer. I wish I would have videoed us playing. David, Annie's dad, and I mainly played keep away and Annie thought it was hilarious. The best part was when she put her soccer ball in her Easter basket and I said, "Oh my, Annie, that is one big Easter egg!" and afterwards she could not stop running around the room yelling "That's a big egg!" and falling all over the place! She was cracking herself up and I haven't laughed that hard in forever!
Anyway, after my night spent with the most adorable nieces in the whole world, I left their house thinking, "how can you love someone that much?" It is such an unfathomable love. One that you know you would do absolutely anything for them and protect them in any way you possibly could. I began being amazed by love when Ben and I were dating and even more when we got married. I started to understand God's love and was able to begin accepting it and giving it. Loving my nieces has built on that love. It's something you just can't explain and I am so thankful for it. I will soak up every second that I get with these two cuties!!
Katie & her sweet girls