The Five of Us, Spring 2014

The Five of Us, Spring 2014

Shop-lifter in the Making

So, Punk has been PLEADING to visit the toy store lately. Aaron took him on Thursday night while I was at sorority stuff. They toured the whole place, with special attention to trucks and diggers (do all boys LOVE that stuff?!). After especially admiring a small Bob-the-Builder toy, and with an employee standing 3 feet away, my charming son tells Aaron: "Daddy, pu'-i'-in your pocket." Nice.

Some other Punkerisms I've noticed lately...
schweater = sweater
hospitable = hospital
ambliance = ambulance (same as my brother used to say)

And, when I told him we were going to buy Mama some eye cream, he was thrilled. Later I figured out he thought I said ice cream. (Yeah, I know, it didn't take YOU that long to figure it out!)

One of my favorite things about his "conversation" right now is that it often takes list form. Verbs are often conspicuously missing. For example: "Ah, ah, ah, Roley and Scoop and Bob and and and Wofty (translation: Lofty) and and and da bulldozer..." (for the son-less, these are Bob-the-Builder characters) or "First gyn class (translation: gymnastics class) den lunch den nap den Bob and play drums." These are usually recited as though he's reading a mental list. It's too cute!

Who says 2 is terrible?! I like it! :)


My Man and Me

My Man and Me
married 7/7/2001


ours through biology, born 7/25/2004, home 8/1/2004


ours through adoption from Liberia, West Africa, born 7/15/2005, home 10/25/2007


ours through domestic adoption, born 1/15/2011, home 2/10/2011, final 8/3/2011

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Round Two Timeline

  • 9/24/08 Home study update home visit for Ghana adoption
  • 10/15/08 Dossier sent to AOHG
  • 10/15/08 I600A application sent to USCIS
  • 10/30/08 First heard about possible domestic private adoption
  • 11/18/08 Last spoke with contact about possible domestic adoption; expected to hear back about meeting with birthmother
  • 12/3/08 Withdrew application from AOHG
  • 1/6/09 Found out another family had been chosen for possible domestic adoption
  • 1/21/09 USCIS fingerprinting appointment
  • 1/8/09 Received USCIS fingerprinting appointment notice
  • 4/11/09 Sent Pre-Application to Covenant Care Adoptions for Domestic Infant Adoption program
  • 6/8/09 Social worker visit to update home study from International to Domestic
  • 7/24/09 Received completed home study update
  • 8/25/09 Went "on the list" for birthfamilies to choose from
  • 4/28/10 Found out a birth mom had chosen us
  • 5/8/10 Met the birth mom
  • 5/11/10 Got the call that birth mom changed her mind
  • 5/19/10 Birth mom's scheduled c-section
  • 11/30/10 Visit from DSS sw about foster parenting
  • 11/30/10 Got the call that another birth mom had chosen us
  • 12/21/10 Met with the birth mom
  • 1/15/11 @1:42 PM BB was born!
  • 1/19/11 ICPC (interstate) paperwork sent to GA for approval
  • 1/31/11 ICPC Clearance Approved
  • 2/10/11 Placement Ceremony and Pup comes home!!!!
  • 8/3/11 It's Official! Pup's Adoption Decree was issued