This last weekend we ventured west over the Flint Hills to spend a day with my sister, her family and my sister/cousin and her family for a belated Christmas celebration. And to meet my newest niece Madeline.
Born December 12- the same day as her great grandma- Madeline is the last of the babies in our family for awhile. And I fell in love.
I mean, really. How can you not fall in love with that? I mean. It's perfection. Granted, each and every one of my nieces and nephews are perfection- even when they're less than angelic.....
As my gorgeous niece Miss Lauren shows here. To her defense I think she was told that she needed to eat her pupcake before she got in the chair.
Anyways. I digress. Our journey to Wichita began about 8:30... Oh... Ok... 9:00. I had all the best intentions of waking up at 6:30 and being on the road by no later than 8am. That didn't turn out. Oh well.
On our way there, we decided to take a detour and check out Elk Falls, Kansas' famous... Er... Elk Falls... Oh and they have an iron bridge. It's actually kinda boring, but it makes for awesome pictures. Plus it was colder than a well diggers ass in that holler.
So we got back on our way and finally made it to Wichita about 11am. Not bad. Not bad at all. We decided to take a small detour and go see the Keeper of the Plains-
Freaking gorgeous huh?
|Photo courtesy of www.theindiancenter.org|
And it's still so darned beautiful.
Anyways. We finally got to my sister's house after a quick trip to Towne West Mall and Joann's Fabrics. Can't go to Wichita without a trip there, eh?
I walk into my sisters house and there she was, just as perfect as could be...
And of course... How could you not love these?
I mean, how could you not love that smile?
Even when they're so serious with their blank in their mouth.
I have some of the cutest kiddos ever, huh?