Sunday, December 6, 2009

Decorating the Tree

My Atkinson family always had buffet style goodies (cheeses, salami, crackers, olives, sparkling cider, etc.) as part of our Christmas tree decorating tradition. This year we decided to carry on the tradition in our new Karlson family. It was yummy and fun.
Khloe got skills-made a hole in one :) right into the sparking grape-apple cider.
Khloe's Swarovski crystal pacifier from her Pappy. (Grandpa Mike)

Little Pink Dress

When we first decided to start trying for a baby I kept browsing through baby stores when I'd pass them in the mall. I saw this dress and fell in love. Then I looked at the price tag and woah. I mean WOAH. I just didn't have the money for it. Periodically I'd check that store's website until finally it went on sale and I ran and bought the set.

It hung in the closet quite a while. And of course, even when that pregnancy test finally came out positive, there was always the chance this Karlson household would be full of only boys and the dress would stay in the closet.

The day we were able to go in and find out the gender of our baby happened to fall on mine and Vendla's birthday. Weren't we pleasantly surprised when it turned out to be a girl! (Notice my blue shirt... blue for a boy since I was certain thats what Khloe was.) Here we are after the ultrasound with that dress.
And finally, Khloe was the right size for it! She wore it to church for the first time today!

Happy Baby

Various photo shoots of our always-happy Khloe:
-Everyday fun playing on our carpet. Khloe aka 'Slober Queen' has to strip the shirt off in the evening now. Her mouth is like a faucet. (Maybe some teeth soon?)
-Early morning, waiting in the highchair for mommy to fix breakfast-showing off that wild hair.