Saturday, September 29, 2007

More pictures from Saturday

Enjoy these additional pictures!

Visiting w/ Kathy's family

Today we drove to Virginia to see Kathy's sister, Krista, who just gave birth to our new nephew, Hunter! Hunter was born on September 18th and is a real cutie at 11 days old! He's also almost as big as Kara, who is 11 weeks old! After visiting Krista (new mom), Charlie (new dad) and Hunter the main attraction...we headed off to have dinner with and visit Kathy's parents and her nephews Aidan (5 yrs old) and Sean (2 1/2 yrs old)! It was a fun-filled day and we took lots of pictures!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

She's a sweetie!

Kara is a sweetie, just like the little blanket says that she's laying on in the pictures. The blanket was given to Kara by our little friend, Kailan, who is 5 years old and fighting leukemia like a champ! Kailan used the very same blanket when she was a baby, but wanted Kara to be able to snuggle with it now. If you squeeze the corner of the blanket, it even plays music! Kailan was very generous to give her very own baby blankets (she gave us another one with a cute bunny on it) to Kara--thank you Kailan!

Beautiful Artwork!

Kara's birth-grandmother, Micara, is a wonderful artist, and one of her canvases is a gourd! She made the beautiful gourd for Kara that was posted on the blog back in early July. We thought Micara was so talented that we purchased three additional gourds from her before we left Oklahoma. Kathy asked Micara to carve two sunflower designs for the kitchen, and a leaf design for the family room. We just received the finished gourds in the mail over the weekend and wanted to post them on the blog because they are just so amazing! If you are interested in purchasing your own gourd(s), the contact information for Micara is: Hidden Canvas Artworx, Micara Coats, Micara can carve pretty much any design you would like into a gourd, and you can even request a specific shape of gourd. As you can see from the pictures, one of our sunflower gourds is a bowl, and the leaf gourd is open as well, so it can hold whatever we want to place in it. The pictures don't portray all the beautiful details, but when you come to visit us, you can check them out in person. Thanks Micara for making the gourds so beautiful--they are wonderful additions to our home!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

All clean!

We just gave Kara a bath and she's all clean~and smells so sweet and good! We had a very nice weekend in Rhode Island. Kara was an angel on the airplane--for the trip up and back! Susan's wedding was beautiful, and we're so happy that we were able to be there for the celebration. Everyone loved meeting Kara, and we weren't lacking for people that wanted to hold her and snuggle with her. We also found out that Kara is a party girl! She stayed awake for all but 45 minutes of the reception! Tim swears that she was moving her arms to the beat of the music several times.... Kathy never saw it, but will take his word for it. :-)