Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Frances likes kitties

She really likes the kitties. Whether they like her or not remains to be seen. I was able to snap a few pictures of Frances with Snap Dragon, in the short interval before Snap Dragon ran off and hid. 
We haven't been taking many pictures. It is just too bloody cold here. It was so cold yesterday--oh my gosh. It was too cold to take Frances anywhere. This morning we went out and it was so cold that my car stalled at the first stop sign. Today's low was 14 degrees and the high was 18 degrees. Its too cold to take pictures.  We are, however, going to Meijer Gardens on Thursday and will be taking Christmas pictures there. Frances has a pretty dress to wear--actually she has two pretty dresses to wear. That is the problem. One is a traditional lacy dark red number, and the other is a red and green plaid dress that is sort of in a Scottish plaid style. 
Is it just me, or does it seem silly to dress a Chinese baby in a scottish outfit? I don't want to confuse her-- I recall friends of ours having a daughted adopted from China who came home from school one day and asked her parents if she was Dutch, because someone had said "if you're not Dutch then you're not much" to her. Frances is not Chinese, and I don't want her to be impersonating a scottswoman--I feel like its putting pressure on her to be something she's not, because she'll never be Scottish. Or am I being silly? 
Anyway, things are going fairly well, though she still has a touch of a cold. The teething misery also continues in bursts. This past weekend, Suzanne's altar guild friends at church gave her a post-baby shower, and we received some wonderful gifts--one of which was a handmade red thread/panda quilt. I need to post a picture of it. The woman who made Frances' quilt also made most of the vestments at church, and its really beautiful. 


Lydia Feuerstein said...

That's a big kitty!! It's almost as big as my cat, George.

Billy and Maggie said...

Aww she looks so cute laying there with her little kitty friend.

Ivy said...

YOUR DAUGHER IS BEAUTIFUL! What a special holiday season this will be for you all.

Congrats, and love that Panda Quilt!