Monday, April 16, 2007


My "little" brother Vito and his wife Mabel are celebrating the arrival of their 1st child. That would make me an AUNT to a beautiful little girl named ANASTASIA JOSEPHINE. She arrived on Friday, April 6 around 11:00 am. She weighed 6 lbs. 1 oz and was 18 inches long. What a little peanut!! My mom and dad drove to California to be there for the event. All my kids are so excited to have a new cousin and can't wait to meet that little bundle of joy.

The brain is a funny thing. I know I have been married for 12 years and have had 4 babies of my own, but it just blows my mind that the little boy I grew up with is actually a DAD!!! To me he is still that little boy.

Since we were unable to be there, my mom was sweet enough to share with us some of the pictures from her birth. This is one of my favorite pictures that my mom emailed to me after Ana was born. The back of my brother's t-shirt says:
"Together we are more powerful than we could ever be apart."

I am sure that he will realize just how true that is now that he and Mabel are officially a family


Shawna said...

Oh my goodness, Chip's a dad!!! Congratulations!!!! I love her name.

Vito said...
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Vito said...

I am still your Lil Bro.

You can keep updated with photos at her gallery.