I am American. Varian is Australian; our children are both. And to become official and to travel between the countries our children must hold passports of both countries. This includes lots of paperwork and fees. I posted Jaren's passport photo attemps and thought I'd do the same for Reid. This is tricky to accomplish as the baby has to have his eyes open and looking at the camera. His mouth must be closed and he can't be smiling, frowning or sticking out his tongue. His hands have to be at his sides and his head straightforward. We use epassport.com which allows you to upload your own photo. So after hundreds of shots here are some of the cute ones and bloopers. (ps: Soon I will be an Australian citizen too. [Maybe I'll post my blooper shots.] More on that later...)
Notice the right side Elf Ear. :)
Why is there an annoying gap here???
I even tried wrapping him up at one point to see if that would work. He looked too cacoon-y though.
You can't blame him for getting a big grumpy really!
And the winner was...
Most people who read this blog already know me very well, so I'll just include the more recent updates.
I've just turned the big three-oh. We had our baby - Jaren Orion Aston, born on the 9th of January 2010. Varian and I are living in a house we love around fields we love that remind me of the valley except we have gum trees instead of quaking aspens.
Varian's working as a Social Worker at the Royal Brisbane Hospital. I'm working in my dream job as a new stay-at-home-mom, and loving it!
Lately I spend a lot of time reading (can do it while feeding Jaren), learning to cook new recipes, writing in journals, keeping up on all my long distance family and friends, blogging/facebooking/emailing..etc, improving my homemaker skills, spending time with Varian and Jaren, and exploring places in Australia.
I also hope to spend more time developing my photography and violin skills. So much to do...isn't life an adventure.