Yesterday we finished up shopping for the baby bag we need to leave for the escort who will bring Ava to Almaty to meet us on our second trip. They take them from Karaganda to Almaty via train, which is something like a 16 hour trip, so it’s about 2 days worth of clothes, plus a snowsuit that we have to pack. Fortunately Amber brought stuff from home, so we didn’t have to buy much. The baby clothes we found here aren’t real cheap. So today she got to try her modeling career. First, the snowsuit. She actually seemed to like it even though it’s a bit too big for her
Next we had to take her layers off to try on the next outfits, so here are her adorable little baby legs.
Next we have a nice yellow ensemble that was a very sweet gift from some very nice people. Ava liked it so much she decided to applaud herself.
She squirmed a little bit at being changed so much, but she did seem to enjoy the attention quite a bit too. It was a pretty quiet visit after the excitement of clothes. Her one tooth is coming in very well, and it looks like more will be here shortly. She actually took a few sort-of-steps while holding herself up on the small chairs in the room! All in the name of getting to a toy so she can hear the kind of noise it makes when you bang it on something. I am hoping I have a drummer in the family. We actually got a pretty nice shot of us with the other families we’ve been traveling with. So here’s Christine and Oliver (8 months), Jason & Ella (2 yrs - adopted last year), Amber and Ava, Rich, and Beth and Julia (almost 7 months).