Archive for November, 2008

photos!

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Behind the shower curtain

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You’ve got my ball!

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Not a wig, all my hair!

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Who is walking who?

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Hey, where’s the dog?

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Happy Halloween!

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My lip!

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I am not happy!

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Ok, I am seriously pissed!

Halloween

We had a lovely Halloween.  His daycare (which is also a k-6) had a party.  It was so nice and we could tell a great deal of effort went into it.  I just love the daycare and how they seem so focused on the kiddos.  It was also nice to meet some of the other parents. 

N has started to eat with a fork.  We went out to dinner on Monday evening and was starting to get all fussy.  I gave him a fork and he pitched it into his burger (not full sized but good sized) and waved it in the air like it was a flag.  Eventually, we were able to cut it into pieces and he ate the burger with the fork.  Such a big boy!

I think he is already heading into this twos.  This morning, he started to do the tp unroll and I told him no.  He couldn’t quite figure out what to do – if he should continue the unrolling which provides him a deep joy or should he cry?  I could see the wheels turning and eventually he just sat on his toes and cried.  Of course, I did the distract and 1 minute later he was happy.  But, we are def starting to see signs of the toddler he will soon be.


Little E



This is an outfit we sent him!

Process

Application to agency: 2/7/07 Dossier to agency: 7/30/07
i171h: 9/6/07
Referral: 9/13/07
POA to Guatemala: 9/28/07
DNA auth: 11/29/07
Enter family court: 12/18/07
DNA test: 1/16/08
Birth mother interview: 1/16/08
DNA test results to embassy: 1/23/08
Registered with the CNA: 2/11 (grandfathered in)
Exit family court: 2/11/08
Pre-approval: 3/6/08
Enter PGN: 3/12/08
Exit PGN: 4/16/08
Adoption decree signed: 4/17/08
New birth certificate: 4/22/08
New passport: 4/25/08
Orange: 5/5/08
2nd DNA Test: 5/8/08
Pink: TBD
Embassy appt: