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Cousin Extraordinare

I can remember when my nephew, who was about Addie’s age, fed her a jar full of sweet potatoes at my in-law’s house. There were joking exchanges about “Time to have another one!” to my sister-in-law and the smile on my nephew’s face was contagious. He thought Addie was the coolest thing ever and Addie thought he was pretty cool too. She hasn’t had much opportunity to hang out with her cousins as much as I was able to hang out with mine growing up, but when she’s with them she’s so happy.

There’s 5 boys and one girl cousin on Cody’s side of the family and there were none on my side until 2:55pm MST yesterday when my only sister had her first baby and made Addie a cousin all over again.

When I was pregnant with Vivi she got the general idea that there was a baby in there and it would come home, cry and be kind of boring. However once Vivi came home Addie couldn’t get enough of her, boring or not. To this day she loves her little sister furiously. When my sister found out she was pregnant Addie was out of her mind with excitement. She got it this time around. You’re pregnant, there’s a baby in there, you go to the hospital, the baby comes out, and you get to hold it and kiss it.

She visited my sister yesterday while she was in labor for a very quick moment and last night we took her back to hold her brand new (very large 9lb. 6 oz.) cousin, Tayden. I’m pretty sure her face in the photo above gives you a general idea of how proud she is to be a big cousin.

 

She drew this picture for my sister and her husband while waiting to go in to see her. It had both my mom and myself in TEARS with the sweetness. That kid, she sure is a good one.

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