Sunday, March 4, 2012

Andy meets Alaina!

It's another happy post!
About 5 days after we left Andy in Kentucky, he came home on leave.
We had this sign hanging on our garage to welcome him home:

He arrived late at night after a long drive.


The next evening Aaron and Laura came over to see him. This picture is typical - Laura is so happy to see her brother again, and Andy is making faces! Don't let that fool you though - he was happy to see her too.

However - there was someone else waiting to see Andy:
Here is Andy meeting Alaina for the very first time. After only seeing her in pictures and via Skype, it was great to see them together!



Of course, I took the opportunity to get a picture of all my kids together again.



Andy even had a chance to feed Alaina (and he did a good job!)



Alaina was her typical happy little self. Bob and I were pretty happy too - there's nothing like having the whole family together.

20 comments:

Nancy said...

You must have been about to explode with joy having your family all together.....Such sweet memories....

Terra said...

What a wonderful celebration having your family together.

Brenda said...

So neat to see him holding her. I bet he is the proud uncle!

Betsy said...

Big smiles here. That is just so sweet! I love that look on her face...looking at someone else as if to say, "is this alright? should I trust this guy?" haha.

Simone said...

Omigosh! So very happy for you all! I just hoped you'd show pictures of Andy meeting his niece for the very first time. Alaina looks so much like her mommy! Beautiful baby girl.

Sue O said...

Love love love. I'm feeling the happy vibes all the way in Oregon!

Darla said...

how nice, glad you had them all home ,Mari! :)

Sylvia said...

Been waiting to see those wonderful first moment pictures. And then to see Andy feeding Alaina. So special. Can just feel your joy!

Beth said...

Wonderful post, Mari! I esp. like the photos of Andy holding Alaina. One of my most precious ones is that one from Christmas with my son rocking his neice to sleep.
No matter how tired I am when it's over, the joy of a family get-together makes everything worth it! :>) Happy for you.

Lara said...

How wonderful Mari! I'm very happy for your family. May God bless you all.

Cheri said...

Love the pictures. That is such a nice picture of all the kids together!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh, Mari, this kinda post always makes me feel so good...family, love, happy faces. Tearful joy in my heart this morning.

And of course, it goes without saying, that sweet innocent babe...the last photo, just melts my heart.

Connie said...

A special time for all of you. Enjoy!

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

He looks like a natural feeding her. And look how happy she looks!

Brooke said...

no doubt you loved every minute of your whole crew being together!! :)

Heart2Heart said...

Gotta love it when families are brought full circle again. I can only imagine the happiness that filled your home and hearts that day.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Perri said...

great pictures. Glad you are able to have Andy home for a bit.

Nancy said...

Oh I've been waiting to see this post. What a joy for the whole family to be together. And it is obvious that Andy and Alaina will be best of friends.

Laura said...

It was great to finally have him meet her. They are pretty cute together!

Saija said...

sitting here smiling - as i get caught up on your happy fam ... what blessings in your life - like in the 'my cup overflows' type ... so glad!