We were all waiting for that phone to ring or to hear that text
come in. There were anxious kids awaiting. Days were being planned
all around this. This was the day .. that baby Alyssa was to join us.
The day dragged on and on .. and after trips to hospital to check in
and try to rush the unrushable process .. we all got the call that
the time was quickly approaching.
We rushed out the door so we could be there to welcome her into
the world, to hear her first cry, to see her meet her brothers and
And you betcha ..I was all ready in my paparazzi ways.
But first .. there were a couple of boys we needed to keep awake in
the waiting room.
The caffeine and snacks were a flowin ....
and it looks like a little poker game going on with the Bugles too.
They helped keep us a little entertained too ....
and seriously, what kid cannot go into the hospital room and not play
with some gloves?
We were all ready. Lindsay had worked hard on making this little
dress, and got the little perfect shoes to match. Her coming home
outfit and shoes all waiting.
As the night went on and on ... the waiting finally came to an end. We rushed to the halls to be able to hear her first cry. We had two little
boys that were anxiously awaiting.
These kinda speak for themselves.
The unspeakable love .. priceless.
Proud Parents they are.
Each one took their own special moment with Alyssa.
She was so perfect & pink, had cute little cherub cheeks and was
Before I went home for the night, I had to make sure she was introduced
to my pal Mickey. Mickey is important, ya know.
The next morning the rest of the Little's, rushed through the halls
to meet their new little sister.
Katie looked on with much excitement.
and Casey too.
All the new men in her life, were checking her out in a way
only a Dad and brothers could.
It was their turn to hold her, and introduce themselves.
Visitors came and went ..
and I think by the end of the day Alyssa had enough of the camera.
Little does she know, this is nothing.
Dressed in her new fancy dress, it was her time to go home.
Sweet baby Alyssa.
And today, she is one week old. She came over to visit.
She was just hanging out.
Only one week ago, she was welcomed into the world.
How blessed we are.