Monday, June 7, 2010

Care Package... almost completed!

Who would have thought that putting together a care package would be so hard?! I love looking at what other people have done (or are doing) because it gives me ideas. I was SO excited to think that I could finally start putting a package together... but then I kind of drew a blank. (thank goodness there are so many great Moms out there who know what they're doing!)

I am so very fortunate to have a super kind and generous friend who has offered to deliver my care package when they go to Korea (which will hopefully be within the next month!). So in terms of 'size', I had a lot of breathing room... which I think also contributed to making it even harder for me to decide what to put in it. 

But here's what I have so far 
(I apologize for the 'yellow' pictures we have bad lighting in our house)

Liquid Gold
Nutramigen - Charlie's expensive Formula
Is it wrong to pray that they transition him off it 
before he comes home?

some super cute outfits & shoes
(but maybe I'm biased)

a stuffed Dinosaur & a Monkey blanket

We got the Monkey at Target with the hopes that
we can buy more and not have the traumatizing Bunny 'issue' 
that we have with Claire. 

somes toys & a small photo album
(we still have to get pictures printed)

I've heard that giving Vitamins & Jelly Bellys 
are 'common' gifts to Foster Families. 
So there you go.

Anyway - that's basically what our care package will consist of. OH - I still want to get some Desitin because I heard that babies tend to get more diaper rashes in the summer in Korea because of the heat and humidity. Hopefully it goes over well... and even more than that, I hope we get a photo of Charlie! It seems like most people get photos of the kiddos with their care packages, so hopefully the trend will continue with us. 


Mama Kat said...

Calmoseptine is the best diaper rash cream. Hard to find, but so worth it.

Sandhya said...

So exciting! I love that you get to send him gifts now before you even meet him. I love the items you chose....especially the little See Kai Run shoes and adorable clothes! Can't wait to see pictures of the little guy! Oh, and I agree with Mama Kat about the diaper cream:)

Little Lesiw said...

You know, I actually wanted to get 'Triple Paste' (we love that stuff) but I started thinking that if the diaper rash cream isn't as 'well known', then they might not know what it is. When bringing 'donations' to Holt, most people bring A&D or Desitin - so I know those would be 'recognizable'. I'm not sure if our Foster Family can read English. And I would feel horrible if they thought it was face cream or something.

But I'll definitely look for that stuff for us to have at home! Where do you find it?

Anonymous said...

Exciting! Love all your choices! Another great donation is purell. We bring a lot of that when we travel there for the Holt office to distribute. Another great personal item is Starbucks coffee, Koreans love it, but is very expensive there. Have fun!

JimandJackie said...

looks great! Come on new picture, I still cherish the one we got of P with his!

Lindsay said...

You did such a great job with his care package! It took a little while but we got an updated photo with both of the packages we sent. I am sure you will too!

Kmoana said...

Its perfect!!! Love everything!!! :)

Kimberly and Ed said...

Great care package! I love the clothes, especially the plaid romper - very cute:-)

Karen said...

Wonderful care package! :o) Hope you get a photo of your little guy with his goodies very soon.

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