I had posted that we were supposed to make a photo book for C that would be sent to her orphanage and the nannies would begin getting her familiar with our home and family. We ended up making a hard covered photo book through Shutterfly and it turned out A.M.A.Z.I.N.G! I originally wanted to make a board book and although I think that would have been nice, we had too many pictures to fit in a board book. In the end, the book had about 20 pages and was filled with pictures of Cory, Allie, and me, pictures of all of the rooms of our house with descriptions of what we do in each room, the outside of our house, the backyard, and a prayer for C. It's our hope that this book will help C (since she'll probably have 4-5 months to look at it) with her transition into our family.
We are also going to buy a Hallmark recordable book and bring it with us when we go to some required toddler adoption classes next weekend at CHSFS. We are hoping and praying that CHSFS will send it to C's orphanage (we aren't allowed to have contact until we go to India) for us so that she can also hear our voices.
If anyone has any other ideas of things we can do to ease C's transition into our home, please feel free to share!
We hope everyone is surviving the heat! I've been wanting to take pictures for the past 2 weeks, but the humidity is so high that my camera lens fogs over!!!