Archive for June, 2010

June

ok, so I did ok for a while on the 2/post a week thing but then crashed.  life just sort of took off. N is 33 months.

*  about 2 weeks ago he figured out how to ride the cheap, plastic tricycle.  he rides it to the park and loves it.  his head is rather, well generous, so the helmet sits a little like a crown.

*  he’s learning his letters.  I’m not exactly sure how many he knows but he’s def starting to grasp them.  he loves superwhy and it’s a terrific show for learning letters and basic words. 

*  we’ve had some real tantrums lately and they are alwasy transition related (e.g., not wanting to go in, not wanting to go home etc).  it helps to say you have 3 minutes and then we do this – but it’s certainly not foolproof.

*  joe’s dad has been able to spend some time with us recently and it’s just been wonderful.  he’s a wonderful person and N likes him very much. 

*  a few photos


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: