Sunday, June 12, 2011

Nesting for Natalie

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A robin and her 3 chicks just vacated this nest right outside our back door. This mother's sturdy, sweet nest has been an inspiration to me.

I've spent quite a bit of time this weekend working on child proofing the house. During my breaks I put together a photobook that I will send to Natalie in China as soon as we receive our referral. Usually the nannies at the orphanages or the foster mothers will show pictures of the children's new parents to them. Hopefully when Natalie sees us in person for the first time our faces will be at least a little familiar. I also plan on sending a little stuffed animal with our scents on it. While we are in China with Natalie we will show her pictures of her grandparents, aunts, dogs, etc.

With the Newfs especially, I want to prepare Natalie as much as possible. A good friend of mine had the idea that we show her videos of us playing with Katie and Louie. Natalie will at least be able to see them and hear them a bit before she has the shock of meeting the Giants in person.

Here is Natalie's Family Book in a slideshow format. The music in the background is "This is Home" by Lucy Kaplansky, a wonderful artist and fellow adoptive China mother.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful idea and put together so well. Hoping and praying she comes home to you soon.
Steph

Anonymous said...

Beautiful slide show, Charity! I'm sure Natalie will love it. xxoo Bonnie

Daisy said...

I think Natalie will find a home brimming over with love and hope she soon arrives. The Family Book is a wonderful idea.

Barbara and Daisy

LeahNYC said...

I love this. I am so happy for all of you...and for Me, Auntie Leah! xoxo

Just Ramblin' said...

Beautiful idea! Your journey is that much closer to starting and I wish you the best. I cannot wait to see how it all goes! : )

Just Ramblin' said...

Beautiful idea! Your journey is that much closer to starting and I wish you the best. I cannot wait to see how it all goes! : )

DogsMom said...

This is so sweet and so exciting that it is getting closer and closer. Natalie is a very lucky girl to have so much love awaiting her and to have everyone care so much about making this as pleasant for her as possible.
I love the Newf interacting with little people pictures. That says a lot.

I am just so excited and happy for you!

Rio Landseer said...

A beautiful idea and slide show.

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