Archive for June, 2011

My Bunny

On my lap.
Life is good.




First movie in theater !



Nathanael finds a place in this crusty, cynical heart every day. I want to bottle it.

A good burger . . . Will make you smile


The happy sad

Tita left yesterday. We are so happy that she is able to spend time in Guatela with her family and we piled her up with ACT and SAT books to study. But the house feels strangely quiet. She’s such a terrific presence – joyful, funny, and kind. It feels like a bunch of the energy got sucked out of the house. It all went so fast. I wasn’t sure how/ if we could handle it all. But she made it so easy.


Today N really had his cool on. And I was conflicted about crushing his cool or letting him swagger into daycare like he owned the place. He knew he was the shit and he was embracing it for all to bask in his glow. This is a good thing because, for me, it signified that he’s crawled up from low man on the daycare totum pole and getting the old grove on. I am not kidding you when I say he swaggered in and was ready for his close up.

N has a MN Twins windbreaker which is pretty darn cool. He then pared it with red sunglasses and a baseball cap and well, he did look mighty fine.

However, he wouldn’t eat any breakfast and I just hate sending him to school without anything substantive. And I cut up ham into slices so he’ll eat the “ham sticks.”. Despite him saying he would eat the ham sticks, he decided against it and it just pushed momma’s buttons with his taunting me to boot (no you take my jacket for a time out).

In the end I let him bask but I let him sweat it for a moment when he knew that I weren’t messing around. He ate the ham sticks in the classroom and all was well.

Little E

This is an outfit we sent him!


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: