The next day

Friday, April 27, 2007
The day after the big photo shoot a friend of ours from California (who is adopting a baby from China) came to visit. We were hanging out on the back deck and Kate decided that today she felt like America's Next Top Model. I quickly grabbed my camera and got some of her poses.








I am kind of using this blog as a baby book since I have not had time to get one or write much down for Kate so ignore the minute details if you wish. They are really for me so that I don't forget all of her firsts. Yesterday, we went to Richmond to find the perfect dress for Kate's Baptism. She is being baptized on her first birthday so it is a dual celebration.
Kate was such a delight while shopping. She tried on 7 or 8 different dresses (three styles but various sizes) and she did not complain once. In fact, I think she enjoyed it. Each time she saw herself in the mirror she smiled with animation. She looked gorgeous in each dress so it was a very hard decision. There were silk ones, taffeta dresses and cotton dresses with seed pearls. I chose the one that she looked most like a sweet baby in. Some of the dresses were so beautiful but she looked too grown up in them. Since I missed most of her first year...I don't want to rush things.
After choosing the perfect dress (and a few others) we had our first "girls" lunch at Nordstrom's with Elissa and Devyn. The little girls were so well behaved and they received many admiring glances from other diners. I love having a daughter!

19 comments:

  1. Kim,

    Kate is just so adorable and gorgeous! She is the next top model! The pictures are so cute, she has such a personality. We can't wait to meet her in person. I'm sure she looks beautiful in her baptism dress.

    Love,
    Aunt Doonie

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  2. Kim,,
    First thing every morning I check to see new updates and picture of our precious Kate!!!She is so beautiful and I too love her dimples..what a treasure she is.!!..counting the days till we are all together ...can't wait til I see her in her baptism dress..

    love
    mimi

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  3. Look at those dimples!!! Of course we want details silly!

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  4. Those photos are priceless! Adorable, gorgeous and fun all wrapped up into a great photo moment!

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  5. She is so beautiful Kim!

    It is so wonderful that you're celebrating both her baptism and first birthday on the same day!

    Blessings,

    Danielle

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  6. What a doll! Mary Austin has those dimples too AND she was baptized at 11 months of age! We chose a beautiful raw silk dress with a smocked lace collar. What fun times! Enjoy them as time seems to speed up just when you want it to slow down!

    Julie H
    ps - thanks for stopping by my blog! Just keep usuing the double name and it will stick! :-)

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  7. I have been a lurker on your blog since your husband and son were in China (I think I may have commented once before?). Kim, your little peanut is ADORABLE! I love checking your blog because seeing Kate's smile always makes me smile!
    Lisa
    LID 3/8/06 for Ava

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  8. Those are some terrific pictures....look at that smile! ;)

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  9. Kim,
    Great job with the D80!!! Those pictures are fantastic! Sorry yesterday was "challenging" but from the looks of the ones that did not make the cut you must have gotten some fabulous ones! It only takes one!!! Can't wait to see the winner!!!! Lunch at Nordstrom's.. No wonder we are friends!
    Blessings,
    Diana

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  10. She is BEAUTIFUL! I can't wait to have my daughter. :):)

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  11. She i simply beautiful and what a model she woould make with that smile!

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  12. Your daughter is absolutely gorgeous! And I love your detailed updates! I am good friends with kcbock (tomiawithlove.blogspot.com) and ever since she told me about you I just love coming on here and reading about Kate. She is beautiful and I am just so happy for you and your family.

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  13. She is such a doll! I came accross your blog once while your husband had gone to get her with your son I believe. She is just lovely.

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  14. Beautiful! Her smile melts your heart. Isn't it too much fun doing the girly girl thing... I love it!

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  15. Kate is so photogenic! What a doll! I know that I've congratulated you before, but I can't help but do it again...CONGRATULATIONS on the new addition to your family. Many blessings for your birthday/baptism celebration. Have a wonderful time. If those photos are any indication...I'm sure that Kate will steal the show. ;)

    Beth in WI

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  16. Oh my gosh that dimple is something else! She is so adorable!

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  17. GORGEOUS photos of Kate! I love them! Her smile just warms my heart!

    xoxo, Shana :)

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