Hi again! We took a little break from the blog so we could enjoy some family time back in Indiana. Our nephew, Chansler Ace (my brother’s little man), was born Wednesday May 7, 2014 at 9:03 pm and we couldn’t wait to meet him!
Warning – this post will be packed with pictures. When a sweet baby is involved, how could there not be a slew of pictures?
We packed our bags the Friday after he was born and, starting at 3 am the next morning, made the 700+ mile drive to Indiana. We arrived early that afternoon and went straight Leon & Shelby’s – they had just brought Chansler home that morning – and I was immediately in love.
So was Forest (be still my beating heart…)
Monday (May 12) was Leon’s 23rd birthday and we celebrated with cake + family pictures.
his onesie says “DAD IS MY HERO” and he was wearing a hat that my mom crocheted. awww…
baby feet. does it get any cuter?!
4 generations. so sweet.
I went back over to Leon & Shelby’s on Wednesday to get some pictures of Chansler sleeping (since he was awake the whole time Monday). I need to extend my vocabulary – precious and adorable are the extent of my adjectives for little babies. I’ll let the pictures do the talking.
Waka needed some love too! What a sweet pooch!
This is my favorite grin/winky-face ever!
I was starting to get sick on Saturday [possibly a result of forcing us to run Friday morning in the drizzle and freezing cold temps]. As the thoughtful aunt I am, I didn’t hold Chansler that day. Even though it was the last day I’d be able to… sigh. These are the pictures I snapped from a distance.
We left on Sunday morning at 6 am and got back home at 5:30. I started dinner and Forest started mowing the lawn (it was seriously looking like a jungle!)
A post about the other days of our vacation is in the works – we had such a great week meeting up with friends and having cookouts with families – but I needed to get these precious pictures out there for the
world family to see. And now I need to upload pictures to Walgreen’s to have printed for Leon and Shelby. I promised them by this weekend. No pressure. ;)
We love you Chansler! And happy 2 week birthday! We’ll Facetime with you, mommy & daddy soon!
Until next time — Cindy
*all images are original to A View from the Shore