Monday, September 26, 2011

Photo Session

Last week we had a Karis, Emily and belly Photo Session. It was easy (cheap) and simple (cheap) thanks to our pretty nice camera and husband/dad/photographer. We are getting some good natural light through our windows so we even took all the pics in the apt. Here are some of my favs.

Also some folks have been asking about what we (the baby and Karis) need/want. I figured I could make a list for anyone (grandparents, aunts, etc.) interested.

Karis- Any learning/school games/activities/toys: coloring books, stamps/ink pads, play dough/moon dough
Dress up clothes: police officer, doctor, fire (wo)man, postman, pilot, etc.
Play kitchen items: tea set, fake food, etc.
Books! The kids loves books just like her daddy does.
Movies: She loves musicals and Pixar. She already has Marry Poppins, Up, Cars, Madagascar, Milo and Otis. 
Clothes sizes: At the doctor the other day she weighed in at 11kg or 24.3 lbs and is 86cm or 2ft 8inches tall- making her right above the 50% for her age. So mostly she's moving out of 18 months and into 2T or 24 months. She is tall and skinny.

Baby- She will have all of big sister's clothes, but most of them are summer. So she's going to need some sweaters, pants, shoes, etc. to stay warm. She'll be around 4 months old before it gets really cold. So warm clothes starting around 3-6 months sizes. Shoes I think are the most needed b/c I don't remember Karis even wearing shoes and I certainly don't remember any when I was organizing the baby's room. So shoes for sure.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011

35 weeks done or 35 days to go. I am almost ready. If that's even possible. The time is going faster each day. Perhaps I have taken on a little more than I'm comfortable with. I started back to school this semester. I'm only taking one class and it's online. Supposedly I'm still a language student that spends 50% of my time learning. Also we're working closely with two church plants and trying to start a church in a neighborhood that has no church. Karis is potty training, learning colors and letters in "school" and soon is starting swimming classes. I am trying to cook a ton of food to store up in the freezer for when the baby comes. It's a fun adventure daily. Good news is that her room is ready except for a mattress. We have narrowed the name list down to 3 names. I got my toe nails done. My friends are throwing me a baby shower.