Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Almost An Aunt Again

My sister Jantina is 10 days overdue with her first...we're thinking it could be anytime now. I just wanted to do a post before the baby gets here because I'm sure I'll have to take a picture or two of the little one:)

I just have a few pictures from our trip to the zoo last week, we brought Ani along. We also went on a `hike' at Campbell Valley Park.

I boosted the colours a bit in this picture. You like? Too much blue but no time to fix it right now...lotsa pictures to work on!

I just have to say that our adoption process officially starts this week when Gary and I will be attending the first seminar. I am 85% excited and 15% nervous right now. What am I nervous about? I hope that I can handle the process emotionally and that Kai and Koen will completely embrace our new little one. I'm not nervous about Gary, he's a rock:) I have been envisioning holding my baby every single day and it makes me teary eyed. Can I call the baby `my baby'? I guess it's even possible that a momma is pregnant with our baby right now. I feel very impatient and have been thinking daily, `I just want my baby now!'. I think because Koen is such a toddler now, and so easy to have around, that I just feel ready. So, I guess I'm also worried that I won't be patient enough if it takes 2 years. A friend of mine was able to witness her adopted son being born, that would be so amazing although I doubt it's very common. I'm sure I'll have a lot more thoughts on it all after the seminar but just keeping you posted where we're at right now!


(Dare I say that Koen has slept a solid 12 hours straight for the past 5 nights?! This is his Warf like face, you know, Star Trek dude)

(Gary teaching Kai how to write his name by connecting the dots)

Okay, I better get going here...have a wonderful day! I can't believe my sister is going to have a baby so soon!!!


  1. I love kai's face with the lion! They had such a good time. not sure what Ani enjoyed more the zoo or McDonald's.

  2. The one of Kai and Ani with the lion is my favorite! oh, and the close up of Koen.

    I can't wait to hear more news about your baby/adoption process. I'll be praying for your family.

  3. 10 days overdue? poor girl! but how exciting for you to be an aunt again!!! great pictures! and I like the blue :) praying for you as you start the adoption process!

  4. Love the photo...I'm always a sucker for color! Can't wait to see some pics of your new little neice/neph...new babies are SO exciting!

  5. great photos - i like Koen's scrunched face and Kai with the sunglasses on :)
    hope your niece/nephew comes soon! :)

  6. Cath Tucker8:47 PM

    1. Your poor sister!!! She must be sooo done by now!!
    2. Love the pic of the lake. Wow.
    3. GL with the adoption seminar!! :)
    4. Love the cute pics of your boys on this post!!

  7. Beautiful photo. Love it- I think that it would be a pretty one to paint! Can't believe your sister is 10 days late! I hope it comes soon for her! Really soon!

  8. I think I've checked this post a dozen times waiting for the news on Jantina's baby...

    Best of luck to her!