Archive for July, 2011

Strawberries make me smile


N camera

N has found the camera on the iPad. He’s always been interested in them and now he can hold down the button and take 30 photos in about 10 seconds

Zachy shot


Apple, me, mommy


Self portrait



First shower

Yes, today may mark the celebration of our independence for our country; but for us it marks first shower. And with that we are liberated from the tyranny of the bath.

A good day

I love these all to rare days where all we have is fun. N had a play date today with R who he adores. They played together so well and had an amazing time. And then we came home and played with the neighbors and again – a great time – running under the hose, the water table. I pushed it a bit too far and we tried to go to the pool and it was just too much. But, it was a day of fun.

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: