Belly Bumps

No, not mine. =)

I just recently returned from a trip to visit my sister and brother-in-law. They are expecting their first child and the purpose of my visit? To ensure that my sister had company when she felt like getting a cookie (because heck I love cookies and I'll happily eat one, too),  to stand with her among the endless aisles of baby onesies at the local  Buy Buy Baby and sample out the uber smooth rocking chairs, and.....basically do a whole lotta nothing and stare at her growing belly and how it's made her belly button look like it took on a total different personality.

Eeeks is all I gotta say about the belly button transformation. 

It's an exciting time for all of us as it's been awhile since the last grandkid. It's interesting and amazing all at once to see that my little sister is now going to be a mom. Yeah, it's amusing and makes me smile to see how she scuttles about organizing the diapers at his changing table and picking out books to line his little bookshelf and how my brother in law is able to school us on the uses of baby powder - even watching how they are both growing and learning together. We sat, ate, talked, and laughed  about how this kid is going to have a crazy and loud family, but that equally he was going to be surrounded by family that loved him like crazy. I, for one, can't wait to exercise my auntie skills once again and teach him  to call me Auntie Awesome,  to pass him an extra cookie when his parents aren't watching (but be sure that he's eaten his dinner first), to hear all about why he thinks certain things like dinosaurs and ice cream are amazing. 

What can I say, this new season just blows me away. I guess the miracle of can have that effect on you, right?

P.S. If you're in a bad mood or stressed, I have one solution and only one. Rocking chairs. I'm telling you, it will make you fell like the world just rained down glitter, chocolate, and hugs. Lots of it.

P.P.S. I saw these on the Cole Haan website and yeah, pretty much died. #majorAWWWWWfactor