Saturday, April 18, 2009

Two Peas In A Pod

My two lovely nieces, Adeleigh and Amber, hanging out today at a kid play park in So Cal. Aren't they just as cute as buttons? Amber was born when I was just 20 years old and I remember well the first time my sister asked me to babysit one year old Amber while she went to a doctor appointment. I was scared to death that I wouldn't do a good job being the auntie caretaker, but luckily for me, Amber slept for most of the time and fullfilling my auntie duties was a piece of cake!

Now Adeleigh was born when I was 27. Mr Ratburn and I were invited to the birth, even, but my sister was ready to deliver immediately upon arriving to the hospital and the nurses told us there just wasn't enough time to suit up in scrubs and various sterile items. I will never forget Jeanne screaming orders at Ratburn to "get the wheelchair! get the wheelchair!" as she is in labor, about to burst, and poor Ratburn just standing there in utter shock at this sight of a laboring maniacal woman!
So instead of being there for the birth of Adeleigh, Ratburn and I sat in the waiting room and watched an old Jack Nicholson movie, and before you know it, (like, 20 minutes!) the nurse came out and told us, "Its a girl!" It was little Adeleigh, or should I say big Adeleigh who rushed in to the world weighing somewhere around 10 pounds!
Seriously I am so proud of both of them, who they have become, Amber has a sweet little son and is married to her childhood sweetheart, and Adeleigh is unique, creative, quirky and cool! How hard they work, how sweet they are, how unique and special! I love you girls!!!

13 comments:

Amber said...

ah that is so freakin sweet. I saw pictures of you playing with me as a baby at our house in NO HO. That story about Adeleigh is so cool. I remeber Gary telling me that story too. I don't remember that day though, My bro and I must have been at my dad's house.

g-man said...

You have nieces that are Models Suze?...WOW!

Amber said...

ah...G-man, thanks, you are hot for my whole family huh?

lime said...

aww, thanks for sharing such great memories. glad you all had time to enjoy each other recently.

S said...

LOL Amber! It appears he does!


Im sure they will appreciate that comment, Gman, yes they are cuties!

Yes, Lime, I rarely get to see these lovely girls since we live 500 miles apart but now that they are adults, perhaps they will visit me more often, hint hint!

C-BAZ and ARTAX said...

Those are such Sweet stories Susie... i guess we will have an excuse to go to Frisco real soon.

Mona said...

those are such sweet looking girls! LR and her cousins are all very beautiful!

mssolitaire said...

How cool is that?? Such a wonderful thing, family :) thanks for sharing!

BTExpress said...

They're adults? Good, then I can say what I was really thinking.

Hot runs in the family.

RennyBA said...

What great looking young ladies - thanks for sharing these memories with us.

No wonder you are proud of them!

Jeanne said...

All I can say is Ahhhh, how sweet, and wipe away the tears......Love u too sis Love J :)

Perdante said...

Are we going on another road trip to North Cali?

S said...

Well I think Las Vegas is next!