Friday, June 6, 2008

First a Moose, Now a Monkey

Here's some more pictures of our newest granddaughter, Kara. I stole these off of Jodie's blog. (Jodie's her mommy, of course.)
Look at those chubby cheeks! Isn't she precious, the way she's sleeping? What a cutie. And here she is, looking like a wise old Chinese man. (Confucius say....)
Now look at this face...she's finally got her eyes open in this one. I love that little smile. So sweet...
And then the eyes are shut again. It looks like she's saying "I'm done with you...go away now". (I'm thinking this little girl is going to develop into quite the diva one day.)
Awwww, here's my baby holding his baby. How sweet is this?
And now we come to the money shot. This is the picture that is truly earning her her nickname...Monkey.
She's making a bit of a monkey face and it's something she apparently does quite a bit. According to her very own mother, she also has "monkey hair" too. So there you go...we have a Maddy Moose (although I'll have to say up front that"Moose" wasn't decided on because Maddy made Moose faces, whatever those would look like! lol) and now a Monkey Baby. I told Nick that's what I was going to call her. He insists she doesn't look like a monkey. I told him to ask Jodie. lol And since Jodie came up with it originally, I'm not feeling too bad. Besides, she's the cutest monkey I've ever seen in all my born days. I can't wait to hold this little girl. Fingers crossed that we'll get to around Christmas!!
In the meantime, here's a look at the books we've bought her:
And yeah, I do think she's smart enough to read already, but since we don't want her to develop eye strain at such a tender age, her Grandpa and I are going to record ourselves reading these books to her. Then we'll send the recordings to her Mommy and Daddy so they can play them for her at bedtime. Maybe that way, at least our voices will be familiar to her when we meet. (Fingers crossed for that, too!).


  1. She's just adorable!

    I think it's a great idea to record yourselves reading the books to her. I've never heard of anyone doing that - you're a smart lady!

  2. Hi :)

    I found you through Brenda and I just wanted to stop by and say hello. My husband is in the Army too.

    Your grandbaby is absolutely precious! The fact that you're going to record your voices reading to her is the sweetest thing I have ever heard :)

    Please thank your son for me and my husband for serving his country.

  3. Oh my goodness!!! She is so beautiful.

  4. Awwwwwwwwwwww!!!! All I can say at the moment is AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

  5. OMG - she is the CUTEST!!! My favorite is still the one on your sidebar - what a great idea - recording your voices with those stories - I love that!!!
    Have a great weekend!!!!

  6. Beautiful baby! Monkey face? Nah! That's a little princess face if ever there was one.

    Great idea about recording the books for her. Let us know if it works!

  7. Kari,

    She is just the cutest little thing. She looks alot like my newest grandbaby Sydney with that beautiful hair. Love that first photo.

  8. Aren't babies wonderful!!!

  9. Oh, she's gorgeous! Look at all of that hair... and I think it's a fabulous idea to record your reading-- wow, what I'd give to have our kids' grandparents do something like that!

  10. She is adorable , there is nothing on earth like a newborn to bring joy to a family.
    Take care,

  11. She is just a cutie pie. And I agree a daddy with his sweet baby asleep on his chest is the most beautiful site. Enjoy that little darling.

  12. She is about the cutest little Monkey I've ever seen, too! I think that reading and recording (doing on cd, right?) is the best idea in the world. When Uncle Wallace was at sea we exchanged tapes back and forth so the boys wouldn't forget his voice when they were little. I wish I still had them, I'd transpose them onto CD and give them to the boys...I hope you get to see her Christmas, too!
    Aunt Sandi

  13. She's the prettiest little monkey I've ever seen!

  14. Kari,
    The expressions you capture on your doll baby's face are priceless! I love it!


  15. Note to Pat: Those poses of our Monkey Baby were all captured by her mom! She keeps her camera handy and has managed to get some of the cutest poses ever. :) They live in Okinawa right now, but you just wait...if they get to come home for Christmas in December, her Granny (me!) will take plenty of pictures, too!! (Although maybe not as cute as the ones Jodie has taken - she's a little better at it than I. lol)

  16. AWWWWW! She is so cute! You crack me up with the little Chinese man and Monkey baby!

    I absolutely LOVE the idea of recording yourselves reading the books for her! What a WONDERFUL idea!

  17. Oh Kari, such a precious little granddaughter you have!! Love the name Kara as well! Did you know I'm going to be a first time grandma soon? My son and his wife are expecting at the end of October or early November:-) I'm thrilled to bits of course!! Seeing pictures of your grandbaby is making me anxious to take pictures of my own!! xoxo

  18. I love all the pictures- she is just precious!


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