Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Care package...

This evening Joe and I went shopping for Lauren's care package. I will be packing the items up and sending my box to Ann at Red Thread China. She is going to translate our letter to the orphanage staff and mail our box to Lauren's orphanage.

I love the soft, baby photo album we found at Target. It even has Chinese characters on the front and a spot for Lauren's picture so they will remember who's album it is. Thanks, Michele, those extra little photos you gave me came in really handy for this! We filled the album with family photos and a picture of our furbaby, Lucy (click to enlarge)...

I also love the Discovery Ladybug. We received two as gifts, so I'm sending one in the package. It makes crinkly noises when you touch the ladybug wings and the bottom is a soft book with fun little things to touch and play with...

We are also including a nice soft blanket, two disposable cameras and a couple packages of Jelly Belly candies for the nannies. It was so much fun picking out the items and putting this package together. I'll be sending it off to Ann early next week. I still need to write a letter to the orphanage staff for her to translate.

Ann is also going to help us try to get updated photos of Lauren and measurements. She will contact the orphanage and see if they will agree to this. I can't wait to find out if we'll get updated pictures! I was on the phone with our friend, Karen (from our travel group), when her updated pictures of Kaelie came through. Oh my gosh, it was SO exciting. Karen, my ears are still ringing! Ha! ;)

11 comments:

Catherine said...

So exciting!! What wonderful gifts to send to your little cutie in her care package. Getting closer every day!!

OziMum said...

hehe! I have that same ladybug book/toy!

Hope you get back your cameras - full of photos of the gorgeous Lauren!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

How exciting..
You are almost there girly..
Love the ladybug book.
Have a Great Week..
Can't wait to see updated pictures..

Carol said...

we sent that same photo album to Xian!! The nannies sent back photos of Emily holding it, looking at her brother's photo...it was one of the highlights of our wait........

Can't wait for you to get TA.......

HUGS!!!!!!!!! and Happy Tears...

amy said...

what a fun post. i am living vicariously through you right now

PIPO said...

How exciting! I look forward to putting a care package together soon too.

Love the photos you have included for Lauren and I hope your cameras are full of great shots when you get them!

Sharon said...

I'm sure Ann will come through with photos and measurements, as the SWI director seems to be very cooperative. Also, you should get back the camera loaded with photos. Such an exciting time!! Can't wait to follow your trip!

Sharon

Sophia's Mama and Baba said...

Donna, i love all your choices for Lauren's care package. it is amazing how all of us have similar toys,blankets and books for our kids.. :) we are so happy for you and can't wait to see the updates about Lauren

Tonia said...

Congratulations Donna & Joe!!! Lauren is absolutely precious! I've been following your blog for a long time. It's wonderful to finally see your dream coming true! Not much longer!!!

Hugs -
Tonia
http://cobbcountry.blogspot.com

My Heart Beats In China said...

Hello, just stopped by to say hello and congratulations on your beautiful baby girl!

It's almost a year that we've traveled and this brings back so many great memories! Love that ladybug book, we have it too!

Oh how sweet, I am so excited for you both.

Hugs from NJ

Ivy

sarah said...

The photo album you chose is so perfect. We sent the same one in our Lauren's CP and it came back home with her. She LOVED it even at her young age. Since the time we were united, she's also 'had' to sleep with the little lamb blanket we sent too.