The Adoption Option

My spot for thoughts, feelings, rambles, and updates as we journey through the adoption process. Highlights: Dossier arrived in Thailand ~ Sept 26, 2005; Approved ~ October, 2005; Matched ~ August, 2006; Referral received ~ January 2007; Traveled & Home ~ June, 2007; Finalized!! ~ December, 2007

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Picture proof

Here are a few pictures of the fun we've been having. 2 were taken at the pumpkin patch/farm.

This one is Ian and Jesse sitting on some pumpkins. I've been taking pictures of Ian like this since we've been going to this farm. It was really a beautiful day and we didn't even need our jackets. I can't believe how grown up Ian looks - it's hard to believe he's going to be 5 in March!

This is one of all the kids. We are lucky to have such great friends who have kids around the same ages. In order they are: Simon, Max, Ian, Amelia, and Jesse. Aren't they the cutest little veggies you've ever seen :)
Here is one of the boys all dressed up for Halloween. We had our first party at the Y Friday night and it was so much fun seeing them all dressed up. I can't wait to take them trick-or-treating. Because I will be working the day of and the day before Halloween - I also get to wear a costume. I'll post pictures of that next week.

It's hard to believe the end of October is nearly here. The weather finally feels like Fall but I'm not looking forward to the snowy season. We'll see how Jesse feels about all this cold - he's finally used to jackets and socks. Not sure how he'll feel about boots and snow, though.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Anniversaries, sickies, and Pet peeve(ies)

Well - things are going great! I know , I know - yes this is really me and yes I really mean it. Although I've been sick this past week with a little Shingles outbreak (which can I just say is a horrible name for a sickness. It makes me feel dirty every time I say it, like I don't shower - which I do. And I always thought it was something old people got....but anyway) things have been going really well. The boys have been getting along, Jesse is learning new words every day, and Ian has been acting wonderfully. He's been funny and creative and excited and energetic and all the things I would consider normal. And it's been at least 5 days since I wished I could rent him out for birth control! That might be a new record in recent months.

Yesterday was mine and Sam's 8th wedding anniversary. We are going out Friday night (a surprise he's planning) and again with friends on Saturday. We've been together 13 years and it's hard to believe our wedding was 8 years ago! And since we have been dating since the stone ages, prior to digital photography, it's with regret :) I can't post our prom picture or wedding picture. Oh well :)

Halloween is coming and I love Halloween! My sister sent me a fancy new costume (wonderful green Renaissance dress) that I love and Ian is getting into the spirit. I've never been one to decorate for the holidays but Ian really wanted to and my mom helped him hang stuffed pumpkins from the front bushes. I can't wait to get all dressed up and take pictures. Ian is going to be a Knight in Shining Armour (another wonderful costume made by said sister) and Jesse will be a Fireman. Have I ever mentioned my wonderfully talented sisters? One is a costumer by trade (literally works at the Washington DC Shakespeare Theater and the other takes gorgeous pictures - including our holiday family ones). Sam will wear an orange t-shirt with a jack-o-lantern face :)

Halloween also brings out one of my pet peeves - so allow me to step on my soap box for a moment.....the big green creature with bolts in his neck is NOT (I repeat) NOT Frankenstein! Frankenstein is the Dr. who creates the creature - who is known simply as The Monster (or Frankenstein's Monster). Please take this knowledge and do with it as you like :)