We've only ever had moggies but have always admired the look of exotic breeds. We are thinking vaguely of getting two kittens this time round, but they would have to get on with our dc aged 5 and 7, and we'd prefer friendly cats which wanted to sit on our laps/be with us/play with us in the evenings. We've had some moggies like that and some which were very stand-offish.
Preferably not too mad either, I don't really want the sort of cats that climb up the curtains, although maybe that's inevitable with kittens?
There might be initial problems with having Mum and daughter together though. If you decide to keep the little 'un, you'll need to make sure to have her spayed as soon as possible (I know you're getting Mum spayed) and be prepared for some jealousy and a little tussle for dominance at the beginning.
We're getting to the point of looking for homes for them then, I guess. 8 or 9 weeks is about the earliest you can realistically home them although a couple or three more (up to DH's deadline) would do them good in my view. (12 weeks plus should mean they're properly independent, socialized and ready to go to a new home.)
Maybe put some 'latest' pics up on your profile so that any adoring fans (and possible future owners) can gaze?
We have a tonkinese female kitten and she is wonderfully tolerant and snugly. Tonkinese are a breed which has half Siamese and half Burmese in their ancestry. Our girl is third generation tonkinese and is beautiful, with a blue Burmese coat pattern and vivid green eyes. She gets the mad gids about three times a day and charges around, but never climbs the curtains- just runs about chasing straws and Pom poms. She's very tolerant of the dcs and lets them pick her up and lug her around for ages, seeks cuddles when she's about to fall asleep and yells when she's hungry. Best thing about her for me though is that she appears to be completely hypo allergenic, as she has no underfur and doesn't shed.