Praying for Ansley

Thursday, February 14, 2008

See No Evil, Hear No Evil

Feb. 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Today we went for a visit to the baby house again. It was another great visit where we got to hold, snuggle, play, tickle, laugh and feed the baby. I haven't heard her cry yet (for 10 seconds the very first day)! She is happy and content, so far, all of the time! Her laughter certainly is music to our ears! We are truly enjoying the visits and look forward to the next one as soon as we leave each day. She is more snuggly when we first get there, liking to be held. That lasts a few minutes, but then she likes to get down and play. Today, at the end of the visit, I think she was getting sleepy as she laid down a few times and was just content to do that. We also take a blanket in to sit on every day and she prefers to play with it and snuggle with it to sitting on it! Here is the sneak peek of the day:

We went shopping for clothes for her. The stores here are so interesting. They have a sample on display and then you have to ask if they have it in the right size. The other thing is, sizing is totally different and to test if the pants would fit her, for example, the clerk held them up on the floor as if a baby was standing in them, and sort of asked if that was about right?? Too funny! We bought a few things - a pair of pants which I love, two shirts, some tights, some socks, pj's and a sweater. We'll test out these sizes and go back for more when we know what's right. We'll need to get her a Snow Suit too - we saw a great one but didn't buy it yet. Here, they appear to be two pieces (pants and a coat) rather than the one piece types we have in the U.S. for kids this age. It was certainly an experience! I frankly think a lot of this is too big, but we shall see! You can see from this picture how many shades of pink! the other funny thing is, the socks say "High Quality Socks" on the label. This is funny because 1. it is in English. and 2. I think it is funny that they have to tell you they are high quality. I loved the pants especially - they are thick and lined and just really cute! I will post pics of the clothes for all the women reading along...

Then we went back to the Iceberg for more food and some drinks. We found a roaster chicken that we ate for dinner - it was good! Tasted like chicken... :) So we had the roaster chicken and some frozed green beans and mushrooms for dinner. Very much a home cooked meal. Yum.

To top our Valentine's day off, we had to watch a chick flick. We picked When Harry Met Sally - a classic. We lit our candle to set the mood and enjoyed every minute of it! LOL. Tomorrow is back to the baby house to visit the precious little girl! Yeah!


Judy said...

I love a good fashion show! Those are very sweet little girl clothes.

Your little miss sounds like a very good natured child. :)

Sandi said...

THe clothes are so cute. Glad your having a good time, and chick flicks are always good. Chicken yeah, that makes me happy :)


Jennifer M said...

The clothes are great! I love the pants too. Did you go to the big market to get them? Jim and I did some clothes shopping there too and it was the same thing- they just hold the clothes up to us, do a yay or nay on whether it might fit, and then yank the curtain closed. I can't tell you how many of those booths I was stripped down to my unmentionables trying on clothes while the masses swarmed not even 5 feet away. Too funny!

I love hearing the stories about your litte cutie. Sounds like she has lots of energy and loves to explore all the new things.

The Weinmeisters said...

We are LOVING the sneak peaks of your little one!!! SO PRECIOUS!!!!

All the Best,
Amy & Phil Weinmeister
AWAA yahoo group

Theresa said...

I love those pants!! They are so cute! It sounds like things are going so well. I'm so happy for you!

Karen said...

Very cute clohtes--aren't little girls so much fun to dress? Glad to hear everything is going well. We arrive in Almaty on the 2nd and then off to Uralsk to meet our son. Best of luck with everything.