Thursday, June 30, 2011
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
The "Fummer of Sun" has begun! Oh, I mean "Summer of Fun". Yikes. Listen, I had to get up 6 times between midnight and 6 this morning, so my brain's a little foggy. Three times were for Joe (he needed a tissue, then he lost his tissue in bed, then he was scared to go to the bathroom), two times were to feed Rebekah, and the sixth time was a false alarm when I thought I heard a little voice calling out, "Mom".
Anyway, now that school's out for the summer I have two whole months to enjoy with my husband at home. Obviously I'm relieved to have the extra help with the kiddos, but I also just love having my best friend with me all day long. We've got tons of fun activities and outings planned for the family this summer and we kicked things off Saturday night with a birthday celebration for Nana! Nana is the children's great-grandmother and she is one amazing lady. We were honored to celebrate her special day with her!
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Monday was supposed to be Rebekah's adoption day. The i's were dotted and t's crossed, or so we thought, until about 2:00 yesterday afternoon when we learned we can't complete the adoption until Billy and I get updated fingerprints for a background check. We submitted fingerprints 4 years ago when we were in the process of becoming verified for foster care, but our attorney said the judge will probably want a more recent submission. (I'd like to ask them how, with all these kids, they think I've had time to commit any crimes??) We'd never heard of this any of the other 3 times we've adopted and really don't understand why we didn't find out about it until the last day before the adoption was scheduled. We've spent some time trying to figure out who was to blame, but sooner or later you realize it doesn't really matter and it's pointless to dwell on being angry. We're disappointed, but the bottom line is we're still going to adopt Rebekah, we just have to wait a few more weeks .