Monday, February 1, 2010

A new niece and cousin to dote upon...

Baby Adley was born at 12:13 pm in Fairhope, Alabama, on Thursday, January 21.  Adley Morgan Howell is the daughter of Tressie (my beautiful sister) and Joseph Howell of Daphne, Alabama.  Adley was 5 lbs 12 oz and 18 1/4 inches on arrival.  She reminds me so much of Oliver, when he was small.  She is a healthy, beautiful little girl!  I couldn't be a prouder aunt and Oliver could not be a prouder cousin...  Although, we have kidded that we think Oliver enjoyed meeting Nigel, just as much, but Nigel was able to play and Adley is not quite there yet.  Oliver was very gentle with Adley and minded how small and delicate she is.
We are so excited to be reprising the roles of Auntie Em, Uncle Sam, and Cousin Oliver!

Put me in Coach...

Oliver is in 1st grade, which means that he is old enough to play Upward Basketball.  Upward is a wonderful approach to teaching children about God and growing them in a firm
foundation.  Oliver is so much fun to watch out there!  He has learned how to dribble and loves running up and down the court.  He is learning the game and seems to like it much more than baseball, which is a relief to Sam and me. Hopefully, we can get over to Oxford a couple of times more to see our Ole Miss Rebels shoot some hoops...

My son is #13!


  1. Emily, Sam & Oliver,

    This is such a beautiful view of your family! Keep up the good work.

    Love you all,

    Linda Rorie

  2. So glad you're blogging again! Oliver looks so grown in his uniform!