The Five of Us, Spring 2014

The Five of Us, Spring 2014

Fourth time today

My mom is coming for her annual visit (sounds like I'm an OB/GYN doesn't it?!) on the 17th through the 25th. All day today Punk was saying things like: "When's Grandma Linda coming?", "Let's pick up Grandma Linda", "I want Grandma Linda to come NOW!" I kept asking him every time if he wanted to call Grandma Linda and tell her he was looking forward to seeing her. Each time he said no (not a surprise from the boy who enjoys playing phone, but detests the real thing). Finally while I was getting dinner together, he agreed to call her. She was duly charmed. Then Punk and I made this beautiful paper chain to count down til her visit.

I'm thinking about making one for when we're in Liberia for Punk to anticipate our (and Pea's) homecoming. I'm a little skiddish to do it though because "THIS IS AFRICA" and absolutely nothing goes according to plan. On the other hand, I'm thinking he'd be down with adding more rings. I don't know. Plenty of time to figure that one out.

And, finally, we stopped over at Toys R Us today because Punk was being a good shopper during my errands. Well, that and he vowed to never, ever throw a fit again (of his own accord!). Anyhow, they're taking an additional 50% off their clearance prices (I buy Punk's wardrobe from Ebay, so I've never even looked at the clothes in TRU), so I got a few basics for Pea: white short sleeve shirt in 2 sizes: $1.70 x 2, ruffled white skirt: $1.35, ruffled pink shirt (to go with skirt I already bought): $1.35, total: $6.47 for 4 brand new items. Pretty pleased. Thought some of the rest of you might want to get some things (for your own kiddinkidinks or donations). :)

OOOOOH! How 'bout Kiddinkidinks Kubed for my title?! (see below)


Jocelyn said...


You have way too much blogging time (4 times in one day)...which mean that now you know I check the blogs multiple times a I have too much time on my hands as well.

You crack me up.



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My Man and Me
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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