Formerly "To China For Kelly"

When I originally set up this blog, it was to chronicle our trip to China to adopt our daughter, Kelly; thus the title, "To China For Kelly." But now that I've decided to keep it up as my on-line scrapbook/journal, the title needs updating.
Inspired by my girls, who, despite their ten year age difference, both love lollipops and lip gloss; it is now titled, "From Lollipops to Lip Gloss." This is not to leave my son out, who also loves lollipops, but isn't too big on lip gloss, understandably!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Countdown to Kelly's Birthday - Part 6


EEK- I'm running out of days to highlight all of the things about Kelly that I want to!  

How about a "Two For Tuesday"?!  

These collages make it so nice to show a lot of pictures in one post... so, this first collage captures our little Kelly quite accurately.  

You see, Kelly is a CLIMBER.

If it's climbable, Kelly WILL climb it.  She's a fearless and adventurous soul.  
Some days, I admit... okay, most days, I admit... it drives me crazy!  
But I know deep in my heart that Kelly's adventurous nature is a gift, and I'm willing to bet that one day, it will be the source of much pride and joy.  I just don't like it that much right now, while she's still so little.  She's still learning her boundaries and is so accident prone, so it can be a bit exhausting. 
    
If you look at Kelly's face in some of these pictures, you can tell that normally, I would never let her climb all the way up on the desk while taking pictures of her in the act, so naturally, she was confused.  But you can also see that she was delighted!
 
I should add (to any toddlers looking at these pictures)- do not try this at home!

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This second collage is special to me because it shows how much 
Kelly loves lotion. 
Why is that special, you might ask?
Well, when we learned of Kelly's attachment issues, one of the things I began doing is giving her massages with lotion.  It's a really wonderful bonding exercise that fosters almost every element of bonding: skin-on-skin touch, eye contact, movement, and lots of smiling.  
At first, Kelly wasn't so sure about the massages, but as time went by, she grew to love them.  She also grew to love lotion, and now she loves to put lotion on every day, at least once a day!  I usually let her do her hands and I do the rest of her body, but for these pictures, I let her put it on her legs too, which she really enjoyed!   

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4 comments:

Blomquist Blog said...

LOVING the collages and reading all about little Miss Kelly! I think you are going to have to do a collage for: Kelly loves dresses! Could she be any cuter with all those dresses she wears?! I think not! We hope her special day is magical and filled with wonderful birthday wishes come true!

Love you guys,

Deb

fourlittlehawks said...

So, I'm going to print these out and mail them to Kelly. This way, the next time she smears lotion all over creation or climbs on top of the desk or counters, she can just use them as Exhibits A & B in her defense. LOL! I have enjoyed these themed posts so much, I think we have to come up with ideas for more. Maybe we could come up with a theme and do one for each of our blogs.

Love You Bleeka!

Virginia and Doug said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yes, you're more than welcome to pop over any time. I've been enjoying checking out your blog too, you have such a beautiful family. Happy Birthday to your adorable Kelly!

Gin =)

Natalie said...

What fun! I really like your collages too. The pink one. Wow girl you are really getting creative!
I love seeing so many pictures of sweet Kelly!

Natalie