Sunday, December 9, 2012

Meeting Declan

For the full story on this, you can visit Katie and Brandon's blog; but I wanted to share a few pictures of my beautiful new nephew, Declan Thomas Bean.

On the night of November 17th, we were up at the cabin celebrating Thanksgiving with the Suskays when I saw call come through to my cell from Brandon. I was mid-soaping-one-of-the-kids up in the bath so I ignored it for the time being. Usually when Brandon calls at night it's with a question about game consoles, how to hook up some part of his home theater system or just to tell me I'm a great guy (not really on that last one). I also knew that the Beans weren't expecting their baby till November 26th when they had their planned C-section so I didn't think too much of it. But, moments later, I got a text from Brandon that simply said "baby's on the way." And only a couple hours later, Declan was here.

Angie and I came back Sunday morning to visit while the kids stayed up at the cabin with the rest of the Suskays. It really was great that it worked out that way because we each got to visit baby Declan at the same time and didn't have to worry about the kids (who both had a cough) touching the baby or getting hungry or bored or tired. Instead we just got to hold Declan for as long as we wanted. Which was a pretty long time. 'Cause, just look at him...

Declan thought Angie was hilarious.

The day after Thanksgiving, we all headed out to the Bean's house to visit some more. This time the kids got to see Declan for the first time and hold him. Needless to say, they were THRILLED....

When Maddy held him, she wanted to make sure her one arm was free at all times so she could stroke his head and touch his fingers. She also couldn't stop kissing his little cheeks (I don't blame her).

Welcome to the family Declan! You're already perfect and we can't wait to see you grow with such amazing parents and a wonderful big sister! And congratulations to Katie, Brandon and Carson - you four are a beautiful family.

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