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Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Allie is Here!

Oh my gosh! She is so sweet! She came into the world at 6lbs 11oz on June 23rd and has the cutest little eyes and nose. She has long fingers and toes just like her mom - actually, looking at her is like looking right at Sheena as a baby! Dark hair in the same growth pattern that Sheena's was and skinny little legs just like her mom. I think she's going to have dark eyes and dark skin more like her mom.

Of course, she is wearing the little pink hat I made for her. We thought that she would be a bit bigger - but she's so petite. She sleeps well, feeds well and is a very calm little one. Hopefully, for mommy's sake, she'll stay that way till Isaac is a bit older! With only 14 months between them in age, that's something we really need to pray for - for mommy's sake!

Here is her big cousin Mailea holding her for the first time. This new child has no idea about the busy and sometimes chaotic family she's been born into. Three cousins close in age, two siblings close in age and two uncles very close in age! Of course there's a ton of cousins from her dad's side as well all being born in the last couple of years. Everywhere you turn, there's babies, babies everywhere.

Welcome to the world of the crazy Chiu Family - Alethea Jane Sarah Wardrope!

We love you very much!

Happy Birthday!

July 2, 2006 - Sheena & Sarah turn 24! We celebrate with a nice party - all our immediate family and then Uncle Edmund & Aunt Caroline came and also Uncle Paul. Patricia & Memo came with Paola as well - a huge crowd, lots of food and way too much dessert including the BD cake.

They look so grown up now - each have three children! I can't imagine how fast that went. It seems like yesterday they were dancing in front of the video camera signing away pretending they were singing stars. It seems like just moments ago we were dealing with raging hormones, pimples and well, just plain old teenage girl stuff. Actually, I like them all grown up. They were fun when they were young, but they are really nice young women. I like being with them and don't have enough time to spend with them at all.

I thank God for these two girls in my life - I was truly blessed the day God knit them together in my womb. How precious they were - two tiny, little beings who came crashing into my life when I least expected it - now I couldn't imagine my life without them and I don't know what I'll do to cope when the time comes to ever separate from them. God knows, though - only through His strength do we do anything at all.

grace...kathie