Peter, Meet Your Sisters

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I was so excited when I got the text that baby Peter was about to leave NICU to head home and meet his big sisters.  The girls directed their excited energy by showing their favorite toys to their grandparents and watching home videos on the oh, so captivating iPhone.

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There was a sweetness in watching Peter's sisters "discover" him for the first time - his tiny fingers and toes. Their go-to when he started whimpering was to stick their tongues out to cheer him up.

Of course, first on the agenda was sharing a puppy toy!

They wrapped Peter up in his Dad's baby blanket.  So sweet!

Meeting your brother for the first time is a big deal, and Grandma cuddles help cap it off perfectly.

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With a wedding reception in the background, I snapped my heart away of these precious new parents as Michael Bublé's voice serenaded us across the field.  I can't take credit for such a perfect atmosphere, but it definitely added some "omph!" (let's just agree that's a word) to our time together.  They were so cute, y'all.  It's clear that the arrival of their son has brought an even higher level of tenderness for these two, and that was a joy to witness.  God's gift of family is a good, sweet gift.